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The remote Scientific Linux host is missing one or more security
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 :
Update the affected packages.
Risk factor :
High / CVSS Base Score : 7.2
Public Exploit Available : true
Family: Scientific Linux Local Security Checks
Nessus Plugin ID: 60859 ()
CVE ID: CVE-2010-3081