This script is Copyright (C) 2015 Tenable Network Security, Inc.
The remote Scientific Linux host is missing one or more security
* A flaw was found in the way the Linux kernel's VFS subsystem handled
file system locks. A local, unprivileged user could use this flaw to
trigger a deadlock in the kernel, causing a denial of service on the
system. (CVE-2014-8559, Moderate)
* A buffer overflow flaw was found in the way the Linux kernel's
virtio- net subsystem handled certain fraglists when the GRO (Generic
Receive Offload) functionality was enabled in a bridged network
configuration. An attacker on the local network could potentially use
this flaw to crash the system, or, although unlikely, elevate their
privileges on the system. (CVE-2015-5156, Moderate)
The system must be rebooted for this update to take effect.
See also :
Update the affected packages.
Risk factor :
Medium / CVSS Base Score : 6.1