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Fedora Core 4 2006-423: 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-2006-423 (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 includes a number of security issues that have been
fixed upstream over the last week or so.

i386/x86-64: Fix x87 information leak between processes
ip_route_input panic fix (CVE-2006-1525)
fix MADV_REMOVE vulnerability (CVE-2006-1524)
shmat: stop mprotect from giving write permission to a
readonly attachment (CVE-2006-1524)
Fix MPBL0010 driver insecure sysfs permissions
x86_64: When user could have changed RIP always force IRET
Fix RCU signal handling
Keys: Fix oops when adding key to non-keyring (CVE-2006-1522)
sysfs: zero terminate sysfs write buffers (CVE-2006-1055)

It also includes various other fixes from the -stable tree.
Full changelogs are available from:


Solution : Get the newest Fedora Updates
Threat Level: High

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