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Fedora Core 6 2006-1223: 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-2006-1223 (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 updates to the latest upstream stable kernel
(, and also fixes a number of security issues.

MOKB-05-11-2006: Linux 2.6.x ISO9660 __find_get_block_slow()
denial of service

MOKB-07-11-2006: Linux 2.6.x zlib_inflate memory corruption

MOKB-09-11-2006: Linux 2.6.x ext3fs_dirhash denial of service

Herbert Xu found a security issue in the Xen hypervisor,
which would allow a malicious guest to access a freed grant
table page after freeing and possibly having it reallocated
to another guest.

Solution : Get the newest Fedora Updates
Threat Level: High

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