Scientific Linux Security Update : kernel on SL6.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 :

This update fixes the following security issue :

- A flaw was found in the way socket buffers (skb)
requiring TSO (TCP segment offloading) were handled by
the sfc driver. If the skb did not fit within the
minimum-size of the transmission queue, the network card
could repeatedly reset itself. A remote attacker could
use this flaw to cause a denial of service.
(CVE-2012-3412, Important)

This update also fixes several bugs.

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

See also :

http://www.nessus.org/u?10dcdfcb

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.8
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:C)

Family: Scientific Linux Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 62616 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2012-3412