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 :

This update fixes the following security issue :

- The compat_alloc_user_space() function in the Linux
kernel 32/64-bit compatibility layer implementation was
missing sanity checks. This function could be abused in
other areas of the Linux kernel if its length argument
can be controlled from user-space. On 64-bit systems, a
local, unprivileged user could use this flaw to escalate
their privileges. (CVE-2010-3081, Important)

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

See also :

http://www.nessus.org/u?de4b4b96

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: 60859 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2010-3081