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 rds_page_copy_user() function in the Linux kernel
Reliable Datagram Sockets (RDS) protocol implementation
was missing sanity checks. A local, unprivileged user
could use this flaw to escalate their privileges.
(CVE-2010-3904, Important)

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

See also :

http://www.nessus.org/u?e2b20139

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: 60877 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2010-3904