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Category:Red Hat Local Security Checks
Title:RedHat Security Advisory RHSA-2007:0595

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.

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

Risk factor : Medium

CVSS Score:

Cross-Ref: Common Vulnerability Exposure (CVE) ID: CVE-2007-3107
BugTraq ID: 24845
SuSE Security Announcement: SUSE-SA:2007:051 (Google Search)
SuSE Security Announcement: SUSE-SA:2007:053 (Google Search)
XForce ISS Database: kernel-htx-signal-dos(35383)
CopyrightCopyright (c) 2007 E-Soft Inc.

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