Scientific Linux Security Update : kernel on SL6.x i386/x86_64

This script is Copyright (C) 2014 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

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

Description :

* A flaw was found in the way the get_rx_bufs() function in the
vhost_net implementation in the Linux kernel handled error conditions
reported by the vhost_get_vq_desc() function. A privileged guest user
could use this flaw to crash the host. (CVE-2014-0055, Important)

* A flaw was found in the way the Linux kernel processed an
authenticated COOKIE_ECHO chunk during the initialization of an SCTP
connection. A remote attacker could use this flaw to crash the system
by initiating a specially crafted SCTP handshake in order to trigger a
NULL pointer dereference on the system. (CVE-2014-0101, Important)

* A flaw was found in the way the Linux kernel's CIFS implementation
handled uncached write operations with specially crafted iovec
structures. An unprivileged local user with access to a CIFS share
could use this flaw to crash the system, leak kernel memory, or,
potentially, escalate their privileges on the system. Note: the
default cache settings for CIFS mounts on Scientific Linux 6 prohibit
a successful exploitation of this issue. (CVE-2014-0069, Moderate)

* A heap-based buffer overflow flaw was found in the Linux kernel's
cdc- wdm driver, used for USB CDC WCM device management. An attacker
with physical access to a system could use this flaw to cause a denial
of service or, potentially, escalate their privileges. (CVE-2013-1860,
Low)

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

See also :

http://www.nessus.org/u?cd3b252f

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: 73200 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2013-1860
CVE-2014-0055
CVE-2014-0069
CVE-2014-0101