Fedora 23 : kernel-4.2.6-300.fc23 (2015-115c302856)

medium Nessus Plugin ID 89149
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VPR Score: 5.2


The remote Fedora host is missing a security update.


The 4.2.6 stable update contains a number of important fixes across the tree. kernel-4.2.6-300.fc23 - Fix incorrect size calculations in megaraid with 64K pages (rhbz 1269300) - CVE-2015-8104 kvm: DoS infinite loop in microcode DB exception (rhbz 1278496 1279691) - CVE-2015-5307 kvm: DoS infinite loop in microcode AC exception (rhbz 1277172 1279688)

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Update the affected kernel package.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 89149

File Name: fedora_2015-115c302856.nasl

Version: 2.4

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 3/4/2016

Updated: 1/11/2021

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

VPR Score: 5.2

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 5.9

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

CVSS v3.0

Base Score: 5.8

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:L/AC:H/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:L/I:L/A:H

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:fedoraproject:fedora:kernel, cpe:/o:fedoraproject:fedora:23

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

Patch Publication Date: 11/19/2015

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2015-5307, CVE-2015-7799, CVE-2015-7990, CVE-2015-8104