This script is Copyright (C) 2012 Tenable Network Security, Inc.
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 issue :
- It was found that the data_len parameter of the
sock_alloc_send_pskb() function in the Linux kernel's
networking implementation was not validated before use.
A local user with access to a TUN/TAP virtual interface
could use this flaw to crash the system or, potentially,
escalate their privileges. Note that unprivileged users
cannot access TUN/TAP devices until the root user grants
them access. (CVE-2012-2136, Important)
We have also posted updated kernel-module-* packages corresponding to
this kernel version.
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