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

High Nessus Plugin ID 118057


The remote Scientific Linux host is missing one or more security


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)


Update the affected packages.

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 118057

File Name: sl_20181009_kernel_on_SL6_x.nasl

Version: 1.4

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2018/10/11

Modified: 2018/12/27

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 7.8

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

CVSS v3.0

Base Score: 7.8

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

Vulnerability Information

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

Patch Publication Date: 2018/10/09

Reference Information

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