Fedora 25 : kernel (2016-c8a0c7eece) (Dirty COW)

High Nessus Plugin ID 94861

Synopsis

The remote Fedora host is missing a security update.

Description

The 4.8.3 stable update contains a number of important fixes across the tree. In particular, it includes a fix for CVE-2016-5195.

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.

Solution

Update the affected kernel package.

See Also

https://bodhi.fedoraproject.org/updates/FEDORA-2016-c8a0c7eece

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 94861

File Name: fedora_2016-c8a0c7eece.nasl

Version: 2.10

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2016/11/15

Updated: 2019/04/11

Dependencies: 122878, 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 7.2

Temporal Score: 6.3

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

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

CVSS v3.0

Base Score: 7.8

Temporal Score: 7.5

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS:3.0/E:H/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:fedoraproject:fedora:kernel, cpe:/o:fedoraproject:fedora:25

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

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2016/10/22

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2016/11/10

Exploitable With

CANVAS (CANVAS)

Core Impact

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2016-5195

FEDORA: 2016-c8a0c7eece

IAVA: 2016-A-0306