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Family: Fedora Local Security Checks --> Category: infos

Fedora Core 4 2006-131: 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-2006-131 (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:

This update rebases to the latest -stable release
(, which fixes a number of security problems.

- sys_mbind failed to sanity check its arguments, leading to
a potential local DoS.
- A specially crafted ELF executable could cause Intel EM64T
boxes to crash. (CVE-2006-0741)
- Normal users could panic NFS clients with direct I/O

Further information on changes can be found in the
upstream changelog at

Further Fedora specific changes are detailed below.

Solution : Get the newest Fedora Updates
Threat Level: High

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