Scientific Linux Security Update : kernel on SL7.x x86_64

Low Nessus Plugin ID 104989

Synopsis

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

Description

Security Fix(es) :

- It was found that the timer functionality in the Linux kernel ALSA subsystem is prone to a race condition between read and ioctl system call handlers, resulting in an uninitialized memory disclosure to user space. A local user could use this flaw to read information belonging to other users. (CVE-2017-1000380, Moderate)

Solution

Update the affected packages.

See Also

http://www.nessus.org/u?a3c0747b

Plugin Details

Severity: Low

ID: 104989

File Name: sl_20171130_kernel_on_SL7_x.nasl

Version: Revision: 3.2

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2017/12/04

Modified: 2018/01/26

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Low

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 2.1

Vector: CVSS2#AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:N/A:N

CVSS v3.0

Base Score: 5.5

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:L/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:N/A:N

Vulnerability Information

CPE: x-cpe:/o:fermilab:scientific_linux

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/cpu, Host/RedHat/release, Host/RedHat/rpm-list

Patch Publication Date: 2017/11/30

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2017-1000380