Scientific Linux Security Update : kernel on SL7.x x86_64

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


Synopsis :

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

Description :

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)

(CVE-2013-4312, CVE-2015-8374, CVE-2015-8543, CVE-2015-8812,
CVE-2015-8844, CVE-2015-8845, CVE-2016-2053, CVE-2016-2069,
CVE-2016-2847, CVE-2016-3156, CVE-2016-4581, CVE-2016-4794,
CVE-2016-5412, CVE-2016-5828, CVE-2016-5829, CVE-2016-6136,
CVE-2016-6198, CVE-2016-6327, CVE-2016-6480, CVE-2015-8746,
CVE-2015-8956, CVE-2016-2117, CVE-2016-2384, CVE-2016-3070,
CVE-2016-3699, CVE-2016-4569, CVE-2016-4578)

Additional Changes :

See also :

http://www.nessus.org/u?5370a19b

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

Critical / CVSS Base Score : 10.0
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)
Public Exploit Available : true