Oracle Linux 5 : kernel (ELSA-2007-0595)

Low Nessus Plugin ID 67537


The remote Oracle Linux host is missing one or more security updates.


From Red Hat Security Advisory 2007:0595 :

Updated kernel packages that fix a security issue and a bug in the Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 kernel are now available.

This update has been rated as having moderate security impact by the Red Hat Security Response Team.

The Linux kernel handles the basic functions of the operating system.

These new kernel packages contain a fix for the following security issue :

* a flaw in the signal handling on PowerPC-based systems that allowed a local user to cause a denial of service (floating point corruption).
(CVE-2007-3107, Moderate).

In addition to the security issue described above, a fix for the following have been included :

* a bug that can lead to data corruption with ServerWorks IDE controllers.

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 users are advised to upgrade to these packages, which contain backported patches to correct these issues.


Update the affected kernel packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Low

ID: 67537

File Name: oraclelinux_ELSA-2007-0595.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.5 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2013/07/12

Modified: 2015/12/01

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Low


Base Score: 2.1

Temporal Score: 1.8

Vector: CVSS2#AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:ND/RL:OF/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:kernel, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:kernel-PAE, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:kernel-PAE-devel, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:kernel-devel, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:kernel-doc, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:kernel-headers, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:kernel-xen, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:kernel-xen-devel, cpe:/o:oracle:linux:5

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/OracleLinux, Host/RedHat/release, Host/RedHat/rpm-list

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2007/07/11

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2007/07/08

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2007-3107

BID: 24845

OSVDB: 37117, 37118

RHSA: 2007:0595