Scientific Linux Security Update : kernel on SL7.x x86_64

This script is Copyright (C) 2015 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

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

Description :

* An integer overflow flaw was found in the way the Linux kernel's
netfilter connection tracking implementation loaded extensions. An
attacker on a local network could potentially send a sequence of
specially crafted packets that would initiate the loading of a large
number of extensions, causing the targeted system in that network to
crash. (CVE-2014-9715, Moderate)

* A stack-based buffer overflow flaw was found in the Linux kernel's
early load microcode functionality. On a system with UEFI Secure Boot
enabled, a local, privileged user could use this flaw to increase
their privileges to the kernel (ring0) level, bypassing intended
restrictions in place. (CVE-2015-2666, Moderate)

* It was found that the Linux kernel's ping socket implementation did
not properly handle socket unhashing during spurious disconnects,
which could lead to a use-after-free flaw. On x86-64 architecture
systems, a local user able to create ping sockets could use this flaw
to crash the system. On non-x86-64 architecture systems, a local user
able to create ping sockets could use this flaw to escalate their
privileges on the system. (CVE-2015-3636, Moderate)

* It was found that the Linux kernel's TCP/IP protocol suite
implementation for IPv6 allowed the Hop Limit value to be set to a
smaller value than the default one. An attacker on a local network
could use this flaw to prevent systems on that network from sending or
receiving network packets. (CVE-2015-2922, Low)

This update also fixes several bugs.

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

See also :

http://www.nessus.org/u?9f9b138b

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 6.9
(CVSS2#AV:L/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)

Family: Scientific Linux Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 85264 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2014-9715
CVE-2015-2666
CVE-2015-2922
CVE-2015-3636

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