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Fedora Core 6 2007-226: 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-2007-226 (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.
The key serial number collision avoidance code in the
key_alloc_serial function in Linux kernel 2.6.9 up to 2.6.20
allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (crash)
via vectors that trigger a null dereference, as originally
reported as 'spinlock CPU recursion.'
Update to linux kernel 22.214.171.124:
227802, 226885, 225046, 223431
Solution : Get the newest Fedora Updates
Threat Level: High
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