Scientific Linux Security Update : kernel on SL5.x i386/x86_64

High Nessus Plugin ID 60181

Synopsis

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

Description

These new kernel packages contain fixes for the following security issues :

- a flaw in the handling of IPv6 type 0 routing headers that allowed remote users to cause a denial of service that led to a network amplification between two routers (CVE-2007-2242, Important).

- a flaw in the nfnetlink_log netfilter module that allowed a local user to cause a denial of service (CVE-2007-1496, Important).

- a flaw in the flow list of listening IPv6 sockets that allowed a local user to cause a denial of service (CVE-2007-1592, Important).

- a flaw in the handling of netlink messages that allowed a local user to cause a denial of service (infinite recursion) (CVE-2007-1861, Important).

- a flaw in the IPv4 forwarding base that allowed a local user to cause an out-of-bounds access (CVE-2007-2172, Important).

- a flaw in the nf_conntrack netfilter module for IPv6 that allowed remote users to bypass certain netfilter rules using IPv6 fragments (CVE-2007-1497, Moderate).

In addition to the security issues described above, fixes for the following have been included :

- a regression in ipv6 routing.

- an error in memory initialization that caused gdb to output inaccurate backtraces on ia64.

- the nmi watchdog timeout was updated from 5 to 30 seconds.

- a flaw in distributed lock management that could result in errors during virtual machine migration.

- an omitted include in kernel-headers that led to compile failures for some packages.

Solution

Update the affected packages.

See Also

http://www.nessus.org/u?3253b4d8

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 60181

File Name: sl_20070516_kernel_on_SL5_x.nasl

Version: 1.5

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2012/08/01

Updated: 2019/10/25

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

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: 2007/05/16

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2007-1496, CVE-2007-1497, CVE-2007-1592, CVE-2007-1861, CVE-2007-2172, CVE-2007-2242

CWE: 20, 119, 399