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The remote Scientific Linux host is missing one or more security
The kernel packages contain the Linux kernel, the core of any Linux
This update fixes the following security issues :
- Numerous reference count leaks were found in the Linux
kernel's block layer I/O context handling
implementation. This could allow a local, unprivileged
user to cause a denial of service. (CVE-2012-0879,
- A flaw was found in the Linux kernel's cifs_lookup()
implementation. POSIX open during lookup should only be
supported for regular files. When non-regular files (for
example, a named (FIFO) pipe or other special files) are
opened on lookup, it could cause a denial of service.
- It was found that the Linux kernel's register set
(regset) common infrastructure implementation did not
check if the required get and set handlers were
initialized. A local, unprivileged user could use this
flaw to cause a denial of service by performing a
register set operation with a ptrace() PTRACE_SETREGSET
or PTRACE_GETREGSET request. (CVE-2012-1097, Moderate)
This update also fixes several bugs and adds various enhancements. 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
Family: Scientific Linux Local Security Checks
Nessus Plugin ID: 61302 ()
CVE ID: CVE-2012-0879CVE-2012-1090CVE-2012-1097
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