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Test ID:1.3.6.1.4.1.25623.1.0.58926
Category:Red Hat Local Security Checks
Title:RedHat Security Advisory RHSA-2007:0595
Summary:NOSUMMARY
Description:Description:

The remote host is missing updates announced in
advisory RHSA-2007:0595.

The Linux kernel handles the basic functions of the operating system.

These new kernel packages contain a fix for the following security issue:

* a flaw in the signal handling on PowerPC-based systems that allowed a
local user to cause a denial of service (floating point corruption).
(CVE-2007-3107, Moderate).

In addition to the security issue described above, a fix for the following
have been included:

* a bug that can lead to data corruption with ServerWorks IDE controllers.

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 users are advised to upgrade to these packages,
which contain backported patches to correct these issues.

Solution:
Please note that this update is available via
Red Hat Network. To use Red Hat Network, launch the Red
Hat Update Agent with the following command: up2date

http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2007-0595.html
http://www.redhat.com/security/updates/classification/#moderate

Risk factor : Medium

CVSS Score:
2.1

Cross-Ref: Common Vulnerability Exposure (CVE) ID: CVE-2007-3107
BugTraq ID: 24845
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/24845
http://bugzilla.redhat.com/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=245580
http://osvdb.org/37118
https://oval.cisecurity.org/repository/search/definition/oval%3Aorg.mitre.oval%3Adef%3A9936
http://www.redhat.com/support/errata/RHSA-2007-0595.html
http://www.securitytracker.com/id?1018347
http://secunia.com/advisories/25955
http://secunia.com/advisories/25963
http://secunia.com/advisories/26664
http://secunia.com/advisories/27227
http://secunia.com/advisories/28706
SuSE Security Announcement: SUSE-SA:2007:051 (Google Search)
http://www.novell.com/linux/security/advisories/2007_51_kernel.html
SuSE Security Announcement: SUSE-SA:2007:053 (Google Search)
http://www.novell.com/linux/security/advisories/2007_53_kernel.html
http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-574-1
XForce ISS Database: kernel-htx-signal-dos(35383)
https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/35383
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