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Secunia Security Advisory 42745

Secunia Security Advisory 42745
Posted Dec 25, 2010
Authored by Secunia | Site secunia.com

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

tags | advisory, denial of service, kernel, local, vulnerability
systems | linux, fedora
MD5 | 8454081123e996379733b3270f744910

Secunia Security Advisory 42745

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TITLE:
Fedora update for kernel

SECUNIA ADVISORY ID:
SA42745

VERIFY ADVISORY:
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http://secunia.com/advisories/42745/
Customer Area (Credentials Required)
https://ca.secunia.com/?page=viewadvisory&vuln_id=42745

RELEASE DATE:
2010-12-25

DISCUSS ADVISORY:
http://secunia.com/advisories/42745/#comments

AVAILABLE ON SITE AND IN CUSTOMER AREA:
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* Criticality Level
* Impact
* Where
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* CVE Reference(s)

http://secunia.com/advisories/42745/

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https://ca.secunia.com/?page=viewadvisory&vuln_id=42745

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

For more information:
SA41650
SA41693
SA42035
SA42172
SA42176
SA42187
SA42354

1) An error within the SCTP implementation when handling HMAC
calculations can be exploited to cause a crash by sending specially
crafted network traffic.
mod, dos, rem

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

ORIGINAL ADVISORY:
FEDORA-2010-18983:
http://lists.fedoraproject.org/pipermail/package-announce/2010-December/052513.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:
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http://secunia.com/products/corporate/EVM/

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About:
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private users keeping their systems up to date against the latest
vulnerabilities.

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Please Note:
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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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