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

High Nessus Plugin ID 128862

Synopsis

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

Description

Security Fix(es) :

- kernel: Memory corruption due to incorrect socket cloning (CVE-2018-9568)

- kernel: a NULL pointer dereference in drivers/scsi/megaraid/megaraid_sas_base.c leading to DoS (CVE-2019-11810)

For more details about the security issue(s), including the impact, a CVSS score, acknowledgments, and other related information, refer to the CVE page(s) listed in the References section.

Bug Fix(es) :

- fragmented packets timing out (BZ#1728931)

- Backport TCP follow-up for small buffers (BZ#1732107)

Solution

Update the affected packages.

See Also

https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1728931

https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1732107

http://www.nessus.org/u?a359496b

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 128862

File Name: sl_20190912_kernel_on_SL6_x.nasl

Version: 1.1

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2019/09/16

Updated: 2019/09/16

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

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

Patch Publication Date: 2019/09/12

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2018/12/06

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2018-9568, CVE-2019-11810