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

medium Nessus Plugin ID 60200
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Synopsis

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

Description

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)

Solution

Update the affected packages.

See Also

http://www.nessus.org/u?97f24389

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 60200

File Name: sl_20070611_kernel_on_SL3.nasl

Version: 1.5

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 8/1/2012

Updated: 1/14/2021

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information

VPR

Risk Factor: Low

Score: 3.6

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 4.9

Vector: 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: 6/11/2007

Reference Information

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

CWE: 119