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Fedora Core 4 2006-573: 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-2006-573 (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 upstream -stable release
(, where a number of security problems have been
fixed, notably:

SCTP: Validate the parameter length in HB-ACK chunk
SCTP: Respect the real chunk length when walking parameters
fs/locks.c: Fix lease_init (CVE-2006-1860)
SCTP: Fix state table entries for chunks received in CLOSED
state. (CVE-2006-2271)
SCTP: Fix panic's when receiving fragmented SCTP control
chunks. (CVE-2006-2272)
SCTP: Prevent possible infinite recursion with multiple
bundled DATA. (CVE-2006-2274)
SCTP: Allow spillover of receive buffer to avoid deadlock.

Complete changelogs for the -stable releases can be found at


Fedora specific changes are detailed below

Solution : Get the newest Fedora Updates
Threat Level: High

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