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Fedora Core 2 2004-205: kernel Vulnerability Scan

Vulnerability Scan Summary
Check for the version of the kernel package

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Test

The remote host is missing the patch for the advisory FEDORA-2004-205 (kernel).

The kernel package contains the Linux kernel (vmlinuz), the core of any
Linux operating system. The kernel handles the basic functions
of the operating system: memory allocation, process allocation, device
input and output, etc.

Update Information:

During an audit of the Linux kernel, SUSE discovered a flaw in the
Linux kernel that inappropriately allows an unprivileged user to
change the group ID of a file to his/her own group ID.
The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project
( has assigned the name CVE-2004-0497 to this issue.

All Fedora Core 2 users are advised to upgrade their kernels to the
packages associated with their machine architectures and configurations
as listed in this erratum.

Solution :
Threat Level: High

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