This script is Copyright (C) 2008-2014 Tenable Network Security, Inc.
The remote Red Hat host is missing one or more security updates.
Updated kernel packages that fix a security issue are now available
for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.
This update has been rated as having important security impact by the
Red Hat Security Response Team.
The kernel packages contain the Linux kernel, the core of any Linux
A flaw was found in vmsplice. An unprivileged local user could use
this flaw to gain root privileges. (CVE-2008-0600)
Red Hat is aware that a public exploit for this issue is available.
This issue did not affect the Linux kernels distributed with Red Hat
Enterprise Linux 2.1, 3, or 4.
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 users are advised to upgrade to these
updated packages, which contain a backported patch to resolve this
See also :
Update the affected packages.
Risk factor :
High / CVSS Base Score : 7.2
Public Exploit Available : true
Family: Red Hat Local Security Checks
Nessus Plugin ID: 31086 ()
CVE ID: CVE-2008-0600