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

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Synopsis :

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

Description :

Security Fix(es) :

- A flaw was found in the way the Linux kernel loaded ELF
executables. Provided that an application was built as
Position Independent Executable (PIE), the loader could
allow part of that application's data segment to map
over the memory area reserved for its stack, potentially
resulting in memory corruption. An unprivileged local
user with access to SUID (or otherwise privileged) PIE
binary could use this flaw to escalate their privileges
on the system. (CVE-2017-1000253, Important)

See also :

http://www.nessus.org/u?1317cc7d

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

High

Family: Scientific Linux Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 103502 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2017-1000253

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