Scientific Linux Security Update : kernel on SL5.x i386/x86_64

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Synopsis :

The remote Scientific Linux host is missing one or more security
updates.

Description :

A flaw was found in vmsplice. An unprivileged local user could use
this flaw to gain root privileges. (CVE-2008-0600)

There is a public available exploit for this issue.

See also :

http://www.nessus.org/u?edc58a84

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.2
(CVSS2#AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Scientific Linux Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 60358 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2008-0600