Scientific Linux Security Update : kernel on SL5.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 issue :

- It was found that a previous update did not correctly
fix the CVE-2009-4307 issue, a divide-by-zero flaw in
the ext4 file system code. A local, unprivileged user
with the ability to mount an ext4 file system could use
this flaw to cause a denial of service. (CVE-2012-2100,
Low)

This update also fixes several bugs.

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

See also :

http://www.nessus.org/u?b8444184

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.1
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:C)

Family: Scientific Linux Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 62924 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2009-4307
CVE-2012-2100