Scientific Linux Security Update : kernel on SL6.x i386/x86_64 (20190226)

high Nessus Plugin ID 122467
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Synopsis

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

Description

Security Fix(es) :

- kernel: MIDI driver race condition leads to a double-free (CVE-2018-10902)

Bug Fix(es) :

- Previously backported upstream patch caused a change in the behavior of page fault handler. As a consequence, applications compiled through GNU Compiler Collection (GCC) version 4.4.7 sometimes generated stack access exceeding the 64K limit. Running such applications subsequently triggered a segmentation fault. With this update, the 64k limit check in the page fault handler has been removed. As a result, running the affected applications no longer triggers the segmentation fault in the described scenario.

Note that removing the limit check does not impact the integrity of the kernel itself.

Solution

Update the affected packages.

See Also

http://www.nessus.org/u?880970a8

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 122467

File Name: sl_20190226_kernel_on_SL6_x.nasl

Version: 1.3

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2/27/2019

Updated: 2/24/2020

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information

VPR

Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.9

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 4.6

Temporal Score: 3.4

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

Temporal Vector: E:U/RL:OF/RC:C

CVSS v3

Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.8

Temporal Score: 6.8

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

Temporal Vector: E:U/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:fermilab:scientific_linux:kernel, p-cpe:/a:fermilab:scientific_linux:kernel-abi-whitelists, p-cpe:/a:fermilab:scientific_linux:kernel-debug, p-cpe:/a:fermilab:scientific_linux:kernel-debug-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:fermilab:scientific_linux:kernel-debug-devel, p-cpe:/a:fermilab:scientific_linux:kernel-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:fermilab:scientific_linux:kernel-debuginfo-common-i686, p-cpe:/a:fermilab:scientific_linux:kernel-debuginfo-common-x86_64, p-cpe:/a:fermilab:scientific_linux:kernel-devel, p-cpe:/a:fermilab:scientific_linux:kernel-doc, p-cpe:/a:fermilab:scientific_linux:kernel-firmware, p-cpe:/a:fermilab:scientific_linux:kernel-headers, p-cpe:/a:fermilab:scientific_linux:perf, p-cpe:/a:fermilab:scientific_linux:perf-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:fermilab:scientific_linux:python-perf, p-cpe:/a:fermilab:scientific_linux:python-perf-debuginfo, x-cpe:/o:fermilab:scientific_linux

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

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2/26/2019

Vulnerability Publication Date: 8/21/2018

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2018-10902