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

High Nessus Plugin ID 118057

Synopsis

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

Description

Security 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)

Solution

Update the affected packages.

See Also

http://www.nessus.org/u?ea78789d

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 118057

File Name: sl_20181009_kernel_on_SL6_x.nasl

Version: 1.1

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2018/10/11

Modified: 2018/10/11

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

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: 2018/10/09

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2018-14634, CVE-2018-5391