Scientific Linux Security Update : kernel on SL3.x i386/x86_64

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 60200


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


There 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)


Update the affected packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 60200

File Name: sl_20070611_kernel_on_SL3.nasl

Version: 1.4

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2012/08/01

Updated: 2019/10/25

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 4.9

Vector: CVSS2#AV:L/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: 2007/06/11

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2006-5823, CVE-2006-6054, CVE-2007-1592

CWE: 119