Scientific Linux Security Update : kernel on SL7.x x86_64 (2020:5437)

high Nessus Plugin ID 144295


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


The remote Scientific Linux 7 host has packages installed that are affected by multiple vulnerabilities as referenced in the SLSA-2020:5437-1 advisory.

- kernel: metadata validator in XFS may cause an inode with a valid, user-creatable extended attribute to be flagged as corrupt (CVE-2020-14385)

- kernel: The flow_dissector feature allows device tracking (CVE-2019-18282)

- kernel: Buffer over-read in crypto_authenc_extractkeys() when a payload longer than 4 bytes is not aligned. (CVE-2020-10769)

- kernel: buffer uses out of index in ext3/4 filesystem (CVE-2020-14314)

- kernel: umask not applied on filesystem without ACL support (CVE-2020-24394)

- kernel: TOCTOU mismatch in the NFS client code (CVE-2020-25212)

- kernel: improper input validation in ppp_cp_parse_cr function leads to memory corruption and read overflow (CVE-2020-25643)

Note that Nessus has not tested for this issue but has instead relied only on the application's self-reported version number.


Update the affected packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 144295

File Name: sl_20201215_kernel_on_SL7_x.nasl

Version: 1.3

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 12/15/2020

Updated: 12/16/2020

Supported Sensors: Nessus Agent

Risk Information

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2020-25643


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 6.7


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 5.5

Vector: AV:N/AC:M/Au:S/C:P/I:P/A:C

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


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.2

Temporal Score: 6.3

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/o:fermilab:scientific_linux, p-cpe:/a:fermilab:scientific_linux:bpftool, p-cpe:/a:fermilab:scientific_linux:bpftool-debuginfo, 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-x86_64, p-cpe:/a:fermilab:scientific_linux:kernel-devel, p-cpe:/a:fermilab:scientific_linux:kernel-headers, p-cpe:/a:fermilab:scientific_linux:kernel-tools, p-cpe:/a:fermilab:scientific_linux:kernel-tools-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:fermilab:scientific_linux:kernel-tools-libs, p-cpe:/a:fermilab:scientific_linux:kernel-tools-libs-devel, 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

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: 12/15/2020

Vulnerability Publication Date: 1/16/2020

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2019-18282, CVE-2020-10769, CVE-2020-14314, CVE-2020-14385, CVE-2020-24394, CVE-2020-25212, CVE-2020-25643