Scientific Linux Security Update : kernel on SL6.x i386/x86_64

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Synopsis :

The remote Scientific Linux host is missing one or more security
updates.

Description :

The kernel packages contain the Linux kernel, the core of any Linux
operating system.

This update fixes the following security issues :

- An integer overflow flaw was found in the
i915_gem_execbuffer2() function in the Intel i915 driver
in the Linux kernel. A local, unprivileged user could
use this flaw to cause a denial of service. This issue
only affected 32-bit systems. (CVE-2012-2383, Moderate)

- A missing initialization flaw was found in the
sco_sock_getsockopt_old() function in the Linux kernel's
Bluetooth implementation. A local, unprivileged user
could use this flaw to cause an information leak.
(CVE-2011-1078, Low)

This update also fixes several bugs.

Users should upgrade to these updated packages, which contain
backported patches to correct these issues. The system must be
rebooted for this update to take effect.

See also :

http://www.nessus.org/u?c20aae1b

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 4.9
(CVSS2#AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:C)

Family: Scientific Linux Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 61560 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2011-1078
CVE-2012-2383