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Secunia Security Advisory 44503

Secunia Security Advisory 44503
Posted May 10, 2011
Authored by Secunia | Site secunia.com

Secunia Security Advisory - Fedora has issued an update for the kernel. This fixes multiple vulnerabilities which can be exploited by malicious, local users to disclose system information, cause a DoS (Denial of Service), and potentially gain escalated privileges.

tags | advisory, denial of service, kernel, local, vulnerability
systems | linux, fedora
MD5 | 9f4807e6a02565af5c626abb348a453e

Secunia Security Advisory 44503

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TITLE:
Fedora update for kernel

SECUNIA ADVISORY ID:
SA44503

VERIFY ADVISORY:
Secunia.com
http://secunia.com/advisories/44503/
Customer Area (Credentials Required)
https://ca.secunia.com/?page=viewadvisory&vuln_id=44503

RELEASE DATE:
2011-05-11

DISCUSS ADVISORY:
http://secunia.com/advisories/44503/#comments

AVAILABLE ON SITE AND IN CUSTOMER AREA:
* Last Update
* Popularity
* Comments
* Criticality Level
* Impact
* Where
* Solution Status
* Operating System / Software
* CVE Reference(s)

http://secunia.com/advisories/44503/

ONLY AVAILABLE IN CUSTOMER AREA:
* Authentication Level
* Report Reliability
* Secunia PoC
* Secunia Analysis
* Systems Affected
* Approve Distribution
* Remediation Status
* Secunia CVSS Score
* CVSS

https://ca.secunia.com/?page=viewadvisory&vuln_id=44503

ONLY AVAILABLE WITH SECUNIA CSI AND SECUNIA PSI:
* AUTOMATED SCANNING

http://secunia.com/vulnerability_scanning/personal/
http://secunia.com/vulnerability_scanning/corporate/wsus_sccm_3rd_third_party_patching/

DESCRIPTION:
Fedora has issued an update for the kernel. This fixes multiple
vulnerabilities which can be exploited by malicious, local users to
disclose system information, cause a DoS (Denial of Service), and
potentially gain escalated privileges.

For more information:
SA43009
SA43537
SA44248

SOLUTION:
Apply updated packages via the yum utility ("yum update kernel").

ORIGINAL ADVISORY:
FEDORA-2011-6541:
http://lists.fedoraproject.org/pipermail/package-announce/2011-May/059860.html

OTHER REFERENCES:
Further details available in Customer Area:
http://secunia.com/products/corporate/EVM/

DEEP LINKS:
Further details available in Customer Area:
http://secunia.com/products/corporate/EVM/

EXTENDED DESCRIPTION:
Further details available in Customer Area:
http://secunia.com/products/corporate/EVM/

EXTENDED SOLUTION:
Further details available in Customer Area:
http://secunia.com/products/corporate/EVM/

EXPLOIT:
Further details available in Customer Area:
http://secunia.com/products/corporate/EVM/

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About:
This Advisory was delivered by Secunia as a free service to help
private users keeping their systems up to date against the latest
vulnerabilities.

Subscribe:
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Definitions: (Criticality, Where etc.)
http://secunia.com/advisories/about_secunia_advisories/


Please Note:
Secunia recommends that you verify all advisories you receive by
clicking the link.
Secunia NEVER sends attached files with advisories.
Secunia does not advise people to install third party patches, only
use those supplied by the vendor.

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