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Fedora Core 3 2005-025: 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-2005-025 (kernel).
The kernel package contains the Linux kernel (vmlinuz), the core of
Linux operating system. The kernel handles the basic functions
of the operating system: memory allocation, process allocation, device
input and output, etc.
Paul Starzetz from isec.pl found an exploitable hole in the x86
SMP page fault handler which could lead to privilege escalation.
This update additionally fixes a random memory corruption issue
present in the previous update, and in addition updates to the
latest -ac collection of patches. A full changelog
of the update vs the previous -ac8 based release is available
* Thu Jan 13 2005 Dave Jones
- Update to 2.6.10-ac9
- Fix slab corruption in ACPI video code.
* Mon Jan 10 2005 Dave Jones
- Add another Lexar card reader to the whitelist. (#143600)
- Package asm-m68k for asm-ppc includes. (don't ask). (#144604)
Solution : http://www.fedoranews.org/blog/index.php?p=278
Threat Level: High
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