Scientific Linux Security Update : kernel on SL5.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 Linux kernel handled GS segment
register base switching when recovering from a #SS (stack segment)
fault on an erroneous return to user space. A local, unprivileged user
could use this flaw to escalate their privileges on the system.
(CVE-2014-9322, Important)

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

See also :

http://www.nessus.org/u?f9256ceb

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.2
(CVSS2#AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)

Family: Scientific Linux Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 80100 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2014-9322

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