Fedora 24 : kernel (2016-9a16b2e14e)

High Nessus Plugin ID 92446


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: High

ID: 92446

File Name: fedora_2016-9a16b2e14e.nasl

Version: 2.5

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2016/07/20

Updated: 2020/06/04

Dependencies: 12634, 122878

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 7.2

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

CVSS v3.0

Base Score: 7.8

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:fedoraproject:fedora:kernel, cpe:/o:fedoraproject:fedora:24

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

Patch Publication Date: 2016/07/19

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2016/06/27

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2016-1237, CVE-2016-5696, CVE-2016-5829, CVE-2016-6156