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The remote Scientific Linux host is missing one or more security
These new kernel packages contain fixes for the following security
A memory leak was found in the Red Hat Content Accelerator kernel
patch. A local user could use this flaw to cause a denial of service
(memory exhaustion). (CVE-2007-5494, Important)
A flaw was found in the handling of IEEE 802.11 frames affecting
several wireless LAN modules. In certain circumstances, a remote
attacker could trigger this flaw by sending a malicious packet over a
wireless network and cause a denial of service (kernel crash).
A flaw was found in the Advanced Linux Sound Architecture (ALSA). A
local user who had the ability to read the /proc/driver/snd-page-alloc
file could see portions of kernel memory. (CVE-2007-4571, Moderate).
In addition to the security issues described above, several bug fixes
preventing possible memory corruption, system crashes, SCSI I/O fails,
networking drivers performance regression and journaling block device
layer issue were also included.
See also :
Update the affected packages.
Risk factor :
High / CVSS Base Score : 7.1
Family: Scientific Linux Local Security Checks
Nessus Plugin ID: 60318 ()
CVE ID: CVE-2007-4571CVE-2007-4997CVE-2007-5494
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