RHEL 6 : realtime-kernel (RHSA-2016:1631)

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Synopsis :

The remote Red Hat host is missing one or more security updates.

Description :

An update for kernel-rt is now available for Red Hat Enterprise MRG
2.5.

Red Hat Product Security has rated this update as having a security
impact of Important. A Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) base
score, which gives a detailed severity rating, is available for each
vulnerability from the CVE link(s) in the References section.

The kernel-rt packages provide the Real Time Linux Kernel, which
enables fine-tuning for systems with extremely high determinism
requirements.

It was found that the RFC 5961 challenge ACK rate limiting as
implemented in the Linux kernel's networking subsystem allowed an
off-path attacker to leak certain information about a given connection
by creating congestion on the global challenge ACK rate limit counter
and then measuring the changes by probing packets. An off-path
attacker could use this flaw to either terminate TCP connection and/or
inject payload into non-secured TCP connection between two endpoints
on the network. (CVE-2016-5696, Important)

Red Hat would like to thank Yue Cao from Cyber Security Group in the
CS department of University of California, Riverside, for reporting
this issue.

See also :

http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2016-1631.html

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 5.8
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:P/A:P)
CVSS Temporal Score : 4.8
(CVSS2#E:F/RL:OF/RC:ND)
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Red Hat Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 93040 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2016-5696

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