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Fedora Core 4 2006-500: 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-2006-500 (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:

An update to the latest upstream -stable snapshot (

Among quite a few bug-fixes, are two security related fixes:

Don't allow a backslash in a path component (CVE-2006-1863)
NETFILTER: SCTP conntrack: fix infinite loop (CVE-2006-1527)

Detailed changelogs of the last few point releases can be
found at:


Fedora specific changelog detailed below.

Solution : Get the newest Fedora Updates
Threat Level: High

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