Scientific Linux Security Update : kernel on SL6.x i386/x86_64

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

Synopsis :

The remote Scientific Linux host is missing one or more security

Description :

Security Fix(es) :

- A use-after-free flaw was found in the way the Linux
kernel's Datagram Congestion Control Protocol (DCCP)
implementation freed SKB (socket buffer) resources for a
DCCP_PKT_REQUEST packet when the IPV6_RECVPKTINFO option
is set on the socket. A local, unprivileged user could
use this flaw to alter the kernel memory, allowing them
to escalate their privileges on the system.
(CVE-2017-6074, Important)

See also :

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.2
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Scientific Linux Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 97376 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2017-6074

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