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

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Synopsis :

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

Description :

* A flaw was found in the way the Linux kernel's SCTP implementation
validated INIT chunks when performing Address Configuration Change
(ASCONF). A remote attacker could use this flaw to crash the system by
sending a specially crafted SCTP packet to trigger a NULL pointer
dereference on the system. (CVE-2014-7841, Important)

* An integer overflow flaw was found in the way the Linux kernel's
Advanced Linux Sound Architecture (ALSA) implementation handled user
controls. A local, privileged user could use this flaw to crash the
system. (CVE-2014-4656, Moderate)

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

See also :

http://www.nessus.org/u?7fcb8568

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 5.0
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P)

Family: Scientific Linux Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 81072 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2014-4656
CVE-2014-7841

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