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

This script is Copyright (C) 2013 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

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

Description :

This update fixes the following security issues :

- A flaw was found in the way the Linux kernel's Stream
Control Transmission Protocol (SCTP) implementation
handled duplicate cookies. If a local user queried SCTP
connection information at the same time a remote
attacker has initialized a crafted SCTP connection to
the system, it could trigger a NULL pointer dereference,
causing the system to crash. (CVE-2013-2206, Important)

- It was found that the fix for CVE-2012-3552 released via
SLSA-2012:1540 introduced an invalid free flaw in the
Linux kernel's TCP/IP protocol suite implementation. A
local, unprivileged user could use this flaw to corrupt
kernel memory via crafted sendmsg() calls, allowing them
to cause a denial of service or, potentially, escalate
their privileges on the system. (CVE-2013-2224,
Important)

- An invalid pointer dereference flaw was found in the
Linux kernel's TCP/IP protocol suite implementation. A
local, unprivileged user could use this flaw to crash
the system or, potentially, escalate their privileges on
the system by using sendmsg() with an IPv6 socket
connected to an IPv4 destination. (CVE-2013-2232,
Moderate)

- Information leak flaws in the Linux kernel could allow a
privileged, local user to leak kernel memory to
user-space. (CVE-2013-2164, CVE-2013-2147,
CVE-2013-2234, CVE-2013-2237, Low)

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

See also :

http://www.nessus.org/u?23a1ac29

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 6.9
(CVSS2#AV:L/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)

Family: Scientific Linux Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 69440 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2012-3552
CVE-2013-2147
CVE-2013-2164
CVE-2013-2206
CVE-2013-2224
CVE-2013-2232
CVE-2013-2234
CVE-2013-2237