Scientific Linux Security Update : kernel on SL7.x x86_64

This script is Copyright (C) 2016 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

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

Description :

* A use-after-free flaw was found in the way the Linux kernel's key
management subsystem handled keyring object reference counting in
certain error path of the join_session_keyring() function. A local,
unprivileged user could use this flaw to escalate their privileges on
the system. (CVE-2016-0728, Important)

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

See also :

http://www.nessus.org/u?04a26363

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)
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Scientific Linux Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 88174 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2016-0728

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