Scientific Linux Security Update : kernel on SL6.x i386/x86_64
High Nessus Plugin ID 118057
SynopsisThe remote Scientific Linux host is missing one or more security updates.
DescriptionSecurity Fix(es) :
- A flaw named FragmentSmack was found in the way the Linux kernel handled reassembly of fragmented IPv4 and IPv6 packets. A remote attacker could use this flaw to trigger time and calculation expensive fragment reassembly algorithm by sending specially crafted packets which could lead to a CPU saturation and hence a denial of service on the system. (CVE-2018-5391)
- kernel: Integer overflow in Linux's create_elf_tables function (CVE-2018-14634)
SolutionUpdate the affected packages.