Scientific Linux Security Update : kernel on SL7.x x86_64

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Synopsis :

The remote Scientific Linux host is missing one or more security

Description :

* 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 :

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 6.1

Family: Scientific Linux Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 86747 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2014-8559

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