RHEL 5 : kernel (RHSA-2008:0129)

High Nessus Plugin ID 31086


The remote Red Hat host is missing one or more security updates.


Updated kernel packages that fix a security issue are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.

This update has been rated as having important security impact by the Red Hat Security Response Team.

The kernel packages contain the Linux kernel, the core of any Linux operating system.

A flaw was found in vmsplice. An unprivileged local user could use this flaw to gain root privileges. (CVE-2008-0600)

Red Hat is aware that a public exploit for this issue is available.
This issue did not affect the Linux kernels distributed with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 2.1, 3, or 4.

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 users are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, which contain a backported patch to resolve this issue.


Update the affected packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 31086

File Name: redhat-RHSA-2008-0129.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.20 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2008/02/14

Modified: 2017/01/03

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.2

Temporal Score: 5.6

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:POC/RL:OF/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:kernel, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:kernel-PAE, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:kernel-PAE-devel, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:kernel-debug, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:kernel-debug-devel, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:kernel-devel, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:kernel-doc, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:kernel-headers, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:kernel-xen, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:kernel-xen-devel, cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:5, cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:5.1

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

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2008/02/12

Exploitable With


Core Impact

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2008-0600

BID: 27801

RHSA: 2008:0129

CWE: 94