RHEL 7 : kernel (RHSA-2016:2695)

This script is Copyright (C) 2016-2017 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

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

Description :

An update for kernel is now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.2
Extended Update Support.

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

Security Fix(es) :

* It was found that the Linux kernel's IPv6 implementation mishandled
socket options. A local attacker could abuse concurrent access to the
socket options to escalate their privileges, or cause a denial of
service (use-after-free and system crash) via a crafted sendmsg system
call. (CVE-2016-3841, Important)

Additional Changes :

Space precludes documenting all of the bug fixes and enhancements
included in this advisory. To see the complete list of bug fixes and
enhancements, refer to the following KnowledgeBase article:
https://access.redhat.com/articles/2754251

See also :

https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2016-3841.html
https://access.redhat.com/articles/2754251
http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2016-2695.html

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)
CVSS Temporal Score : 5.3
(CVSS2#E:U/RL:OF/RC:C)
Public Exploit Available : false

Family: Red Hat Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 94667 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2016-3841

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