Oracle Linux 6 : kernel (ELSA-2011-0329)

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Synopsis :

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

Description :

From Red Hat Security Advisory 2011:0329 :

Updated kernel packages that fix one security issue are now available
for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.

The Red Hat Security Response Team has rated this update as having
important security impact. A Common Vulnerability Scoring System
(CVSS) base score, which gives a detailed severity rating, is
available from the CVE link in the References section.

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

This update fixes the following security issue :

* A use-after-free flaw was found in the Linux kernel's RPC server
sockets implementation. A remote attacker could use this flaw to
trigger a denial of service by sending a corrupted packet to a target
system. (CVE-2011-0714, Important)

Red Hat would like to thank Adam Prince for reporting this issue.

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

See also :

https://oss.oracle.com/pipermail/el-errata/2011-March/002010.html

Solution :

Update the affected kernel packages.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 5.7
(CVSS2#AV:A/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:C)

Family: Oracle Linux Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 68222 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2011-0714