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Category:Fedora Local Security Checks
Title:Fedora Core 6 FEDORA-2007-679 (kernel)

The remote host is missing an update to kernel
announced via advisory FEDORA-2007-679.

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:

Update to linux and

Linux kernel 2.4.35 and other versions allows local users to
send arbitrary signals to a child process that is running at
higher privileges by causing a setuid-root parent process to
die, which delivers an attacker-controlled parent process
death signal (PR_SET_PDEATHSIG).

Update to Highlights:
ACPI fixes.
Fix wrong temperature reports with some sensor chips.
Four sky2 ethernet driver fixes.
Fix detection of an AMD chip bug.
Revert serial driver patch that broke port detection.

Additional sky2 fix for some motherboards.

* Tue Aug 21 2007 Chuck Ebbert
- fix e820 memory hole sizing on x86_64
- export GFS2 symbols for lock modules
- sky2: don't clear PHY power bits
* Tue Aug 21 2007 Chuck Ebbert
- Linux

Solution: Apply the appropriate updates.

This update can be downloaded from:

This update can be installed with the 'yum' update program. Use 'yum update
package-name' at the command line. For more information, refer to 'Managing
Software with yum,' available at

Risk factor : Low

CVSS Score:

Cross-Ref: Common Vulnerability Exposure (CVE) ID: CVE-2007-3848
BugTraq ID: 25387
Bugtraq: 20070814 COSEINC Linux Advisory #1: Linux Kernel Parent Process Death Signal Vulnerability (Google Search)
Bugtraq: 20070814 COSEINC Linux Advisory #1: Linux Kernel Parent Process DeathSignal Vulnerability (Google Search)
Bugtraq: 20070816 Re: COSEINC Linux Advisory #1: Linux Kernel Parent Process Death Signal Vulnerability (Google Search)
Debian Security Information: DSA-1356 (Google Search)
Debian Security Information: DSA-1503 (Google Search)
Debian Security Information: DSA-1504 (Google Search)
SuSE Security Announcement: SUSE-SA:2007:053 (Google Search)
SuSE Security Announcement: SUSE-SA:2008:006 (Google Search)
SuSE Security Announcement: SUSE-SA:2008:017 (Google Search)
CopyrightCopyright (c) 2007 E-Soft Inc.

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