SynopsisThe remote Scientific Linux host is missing one or more security updates.
DescriptionThere were no new features introduced by this update. The only changes that have been included address critical customer needs or security issues (elaborated below).
Key areas affected by fixes in this update include the networking subsystem, dcache handling, the ext2 and ext3 file systems, the USB subsystem, ACPI handling, and the audit subsystem. There were also several isolated fixes in the tg3, e1000, megaraid_sas, and aacraid device drivers.
The following security bugs were fixed in this update :
- a flaw in the cramfs file system that allowed invalid compressed data to cause memory corruption (CVE-2006-5823, low)
- a flaw in the ext2 file system that allowed an invalid inode size to cause a denial of service (system hang) (CVE-2006-6054, low)
- a flaw in IPV6 flow label handling that allowed a local user to cause a denial of service (crash) (CVE-2007-1592, important)
SolutionUpdate the affected packages.