Scientific Linux Security Update : kernel on SL5.x i386/x86_64

This script is Copyright (C) 2012 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


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 issue :

- A flaw was found in the way the Linux kernel's dl2k
driver, used by certain D-Link Gigabit Ethernet
adapters, restricted IOCTLs. A local, unprivileged user
could use this flaw to issue potentially harmful IOCTLs,
which could cause Ethernet adapters using the dl2k
driver to malfunction (for example, losing network
connectivity). (CVE-2012-2313, 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?39891269

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

Low / CVSS Base Score : 1.2
(CVSS2#AV:L/AC:H/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P)

Family: Scientific Linux Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 61655 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2012-2313