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Fedora Core 3 2005-313: 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-2005-313 (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.

This update rebases the kernel to the latest upstream stable release,
which fixes a number of security issues. Notably:
- CVE-2005-0210 : dst leak
- CVE-2005-0384 : ppp dos
- CVE-2005-0531 : Sign handling issues.
- CVE-2005-0400 : EXT2 information leak.
- CVE-2005-0449 : Remote oops.
- CVE-2005-0736 : Epoll overflow
- CVE-2005-0749 : ELF loader may kfree wrong memory.
- CVE-2005-0750 : Missing range checking in bluetooth
- CVE-2005-0767 : drm race in radeon
- CVE-2005-0815 : Corrupt isofs images could cause oops

Additionally, a large number of improvements have come from the
2.6.10 -> 2.6.11 transition.

This update requires you are running the latest udev package, and
also (if you are using SELinux) the latest selinux policy packages.

* Thu Apr 7 2005 Dave Jones
- Update to
- Set CFQ as default elevator again.

* Tue Apr 5 2005 Dave Jones
- Disable slab debug.
- Re-add the pwc driver. (#152593)

* Wed Mar 30 2005 Dave Jones
- x86_64: Only free PMDs and PUDs after other CPUs have been flushed

* Sat Mar 26 2005 Dave Jones
- Update to

* Tue Mar 22 2005 Dave Jones
- Fix up several calls to memset with swapped arguments.

* Sat Mar 19 2005 Dave Jones
- Update to

* Fri Mar 18 2005 Dave Jones
- Kjournald oops race. (#146344)

* Tue Mar 15 2005 Dave Jones
- Update to

* Thu Mar 10 2005 Dave Jones
- Update to
- Reenable advansys driver for x86

* Fri Mar 4 2005 Dave Jones
- Fix up ACPI vs keyboard controller problem.
- Fix up Altivec usage on PPC/PPC64.

* Fri Mar 4 2005 Dave Jones
- Finger the programs that try to read from /dev/mem.
- Improve spinlock debugging a little.

* Wed Mar 2 2005 Dave Jones
- 2.6.11

Solution : Get the newest Fedora Updates
Threat Level: High

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