Scientific Linux Security Update : kernel on SL4.x i386/x86_64

This script is Copyright (C) 2012 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

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

Description :

This update fixes the following security issue :

- When an application has a stack overflow, the stack
could silently overwrite another memory mapped area
instead of a segmentation fault occurring, which could
cause an application to execute arbitrary code, possibly
leading to privilege escalation. It is known that the X
Window System server can be used to trigger this flaw.
(CVE-2010-2240, Important)

The system must be rebooted for this update to take effect.

See also :

http://www.nessus.org/u?7fbb0386

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)

Family: Scientific Linux Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 60850 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2010-2240