Fedora 23 : kernel (2016-784d5526d8)

medium Nessus Plugin ID 92444
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The remote Fedora host is missing a security update.


Update to latest upstream stable release, Linux v4.6.4

For those with Skylake CPUs, please note that there may be instability with a recent microcode update. Read https://www.happyassassin.net/2016/07/07/psa-failure-to-boot-after-ker nel-update-on-skylake-systems/ and look for a system firmware update before installing the kernel.

Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding description block directly from the Fedora update system website.
Tenable has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible without introducing additional issues.


Update the affected kernel package.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 92444

File Name: fedora_2016-784d5526d8.nasl

Version: 2.8

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 7/20/2016

Updated: 1/11/2021

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl, linux_alt_patch_detect.nasl

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Low

Score: 3.6


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 5.8

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


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 5.1

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:L/AC:H/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:N/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: 7/19/2016

Vulnerability Publication Date: 7/3/2016

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2016-5696, CVE-2016-6130, CVE-2016-6156