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Kernel multiple security issues

Several security issues have been found in Linux Kernel ( potential local denial of service, ELF exec crash, NFC clients panic.

  • Vendor: Fedora
  • Vendor ID: FEDORA-2006-131
  • Date: March 02, 2006

Fedora Update Notification

Product : Fedora Core 4
Name : kernel
Version : 2.6.15
Release : 1.1833_FC4
Summary : The Linux kernel (the core of the Linux operating system)
Description :
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:

This update rebases to the latest -stable release
(, which fixes a number of security problems.

- sys_mbind failed to sanity check its arguments, leading to
a potential local DoS.
- A specially crafted ELF executable could cause Intel EM64T
boxes to crash. (CVE-2006-0741)
- Normal users could panic NFS clients with direct I/O

Further information on changes can be found in the
upstream changelog at

Further Fedora specific changes are detailed below.

* Wed Mar 1 2006 Dave Jones [2.6.15-1.1833_FC4]
* Tue Feb 21 2006 Dave Jones
- Add boot delay debug patch.
* Mon Feb 20 2006 Dave Jones
- Make monitor mode work for ipw2200
- Add another mp3 player to the usb unusual device list. (#176584)
* Sun Feb 19 2006 Dave Jones
- Bump minimum requirements for module-init-tools & udev
- Make 16C950 UARTs work.
* Thu Feb 16 2006 Dave Jones
- Fix PMTU NAT bug.
* Thu Feb 16 2006 John W. Linville
- Set ipw2200 hwcrypto option to 0 to avoid firmware restarts.
* Fri Feb 10 2006 Dave Jones [2.6.15-1.1832_FC4]
* Thu Feb 9 2006 Dave Jones
- Disable SMP in x86-64 UP kernels. (Whoops).
* Thu Feb 9 2006 David Woodhouse
- Fix PPC64 FP exception setup
- Fix brain damage in usb_find_interface (#176333)

This update can be downloaded from:

7682f506eeb41aee31371405d55e7fa93e01360f SRPMS/kernel-2.6.15-1.1833_FC4.src.rpm
f37c270a5d32bf752b4b9b50dec21766ac5f72a0 ppc/kernel-2.6.15-1.1833_FC4.ppc.rpm
624e1525a3feb8c35c154aa0d1dade7b2c5bf0d1 ppc/kernel-devel-2.6.15-1.1833_FC4.ppc.rpm
53138aeb74ff50e5c13a96b5c87c37488cb4ddb5 ppc/kernel-smp-2.6.15-1.1833_FC4.ppc.rpm
d0024ab26bd3d2b0476f5142be5866f0d653fb27 ppc/kernel-smp-devel-2.6.15-1.1833_FC4.ppc.rpm
0c607cfa3944a0000ea89143f3dc5fc2f8203a26 ppc/debug/kernel-debuginfo-2.6.15-1.1833_FC4.ppc.rpm
64cd60e3c7595c2c23dc24ce7922218323678687 ppc/kernel-doc-2.6.15-1.1833_FC4.noarch.rpm
3de514a4c888cbf92b6b6c2269e8b0cc69977577 x86_64/kernel-2.6.15-1.1833_FC4.x86_64.rpm
9d637ea0323f5a37172a0a06d04cee7064ed5e2a x86_64/kernel-devel-2.6.15-1.1833_FC4.x86_64.rpm
8b63fd524c20e9d10f5de872545cccb3a66f8323 x86_64/kernel-smp-2.6.15-1.1833_FC4.x86_64.rpm
1e6b05ecbc2f5f4e6d68fe8606bff50666028d11 x86_64/kernel-smp-devel-2.6.15-1.1833_FC4.x86_64.rpm
fc4e5b2d7ea78ac7ef97cd2b78762e85c0c96e7f x86_64/debug/kernel-debuginfo-2.6.15-1.1833_FC4.x86_64.rpm
64cd60e3c7595c2c23dc24ce7922218323678687 x86_64/kernel-doc-2.6.15-1.1833_FC4.noarch.rpm
ad545cc747ef07f8b9ece878e057c24e997d0e47 i386/kernel-2.6.15-1.1833_FC4.i586.rpm
cd001d16945ccd001e9adece7f4a4b44a6099bf9 i386/kernel-devel-2.6.15-1.1833_FC4.i586.rpm
ed35c8709004507af2b9cc720afcb2b4a5f35e42 i386/debug/kernel-debuginfo-2.6.15-1.1833_FC4.i586.rpm
98e78f254935b01d42f4b3bc5d165a00b85dfdd8 i386/kernel-2.6.15-1.1833_FC4.i686.rpm
f0a6bcda29f5a936fbd9f45f5dbc3fd8162f1260 i386/kernel-devel-2.6.15-1.1833_FC4.i686.rpm
1801e8f001ee4f06198094ded3ab5431e4284442 i386/kernel-smp-2.6.15-1.1833_FC4.i686.rpm
0eaae08ab5d54182a5da346943e66ab0a9db94e7 i386/kernel-smp-devel-2.6.15-1.1833_FC4.i686.rpm
73c80a317d968cd0909cd3d1dfea903afa2bb314 i386/debug/kernel-debuginfo-2.6.15-1.1833_FC4.i686.rpm
64cd60e3c7595c2c23dc24ce7922218323678687 i386/kernel-doc-2.6.15-1.1833_FC4.noarch.rpm

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

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