Scientific Linux Security Update : Important: kernel on SL6.x i386/x86_64 (Dirty COW)

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Synopsis :

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

Description :

The kernel packages contain the Linux kernel, the core of any Linux
operating system.

Security Fix(es) :

- A race condition was found in the way the Linux kernel's
memory subsystem handled the copy-on-write (COW)
breakage of private read-only memory mappings. An
unprivileged, local user could use this flaw to gain
write access to otherwise read-only memory mappings and
thus increase their privileges on the system.
(CVE-2016-5195, Important)

See also :

http://www.nessus.org/u?c75e4be7

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: 94266 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2016-5195

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