This script is Copyright (C) 2016-2017 Tenable Network Security, Inc.
The remote Scientific Linux host is missing one or more security
The kernel packages contain the Linux kernel, the core of any Linux
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.
See also :
Update the affected packages.
Risk factor :
High / CVSS Base Score : 7.2
Public Exploit Available : true