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The remote Scientific Linux host is missing one or more security
CVE-2009-3547 kernel: fs: pipe.c NULL pointer dereference
This update fixes the following security issues :
- a NULL pointer dereference flaw was found in each of the
following functions in the Linux kernel:
pipe_read_open(), pipe_write_open(), and
pipe_rdwr_open(). When the mutex lock is not held, the
i_pipe pointer could be released by other processes
before it is used to update the pipe's reader and writer
counters. This could lead to a local denial of service
or privilege escalation. (CVE-2009-3547, Important)
The system must be rebooted for this update to take effect.
See also :
Update the affected packages.
Risk factor :
Medium / CVSS Base Score : 6.9
Public Exploit Available : true
Family: Scientific Linux Local Security Checks
Nessus Plugin ID: 60689 ()
CVE ID: CVE-2009-3547
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