RHEL 6 : kernel (RHSA-2014:1872)

This script is Copyright (C) 2014-2017 Tenable Network Security, Inc.

Synopsis :

The remote Red Hat host is missing one or more security updates.

Description :

Updated kernel packages that fix one security issue and one bug are
now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.4 Extended Update

Red Hat Product Security 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.

* A NULL pointer dereference flaw was found in the way the Linux
kernel's Stream Control Transmission Protocol (SCTP) implementation
handled simultaneous connections between the same hosts. A remote
attacker could use this flaw to crash the system. (CVE-2014-5077,

This update also fixes the following bug :

* This update fixes several race conditions between PCI error recovery
callbacks and potential calls of the ifup and ifdown commands in the
tg3 driver. When triggered, these race conditions could cause a kernel
crash. (BZ#1142568)

All kernel users are advised to upgrade to these updated packages,
which contain backported patches to correct these issues. The system
must be rebooted for this update to take effect.

See also :


Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 5.4
CVSS Temporal Score : 4.5
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Red Hat Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 79328 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2014-5077

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