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Fedora Core 4 2005-1138: 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-2005-1138 (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 fixes several minor security related issues.
A problem was discovered where users could reprogram keys,
leaving 'traps' for the next user of a console. The ability
has been restricted to root.
A 32 bit integer overflow was discovered in the
invalidate_inode_pages2() function which could lead to a
local denial of service attack.
Solution : Get the newest Fedora Updates
Threat Level: High
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