Scientific Linux Security Update : kernel on SL4.x i386/x86_64

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 60246


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


These new kernel packages contain fixes for the security issues described below :

- a flaw in the ISDN CAPI subsystem that allowed a remote user to cause a denial of service or potential remote access. Exploitation would require the attacker to be able to send arbitrary frames over the ISDN network to the victim's machine. (CVE-2007-1217, Moderate)

- a flaw in the perfmon subsystem on ia64 platforms that allowed a local user to cause a denial of service.
(CVE-2006-0558, Moderate)

In addition, the following bugs were addressed :

- a panic after reloading of the LSI Fusion driver.

- a vm performance problem was corrected by balancing inactive page lists.

- added a nodirplus option to address NFSv3 performance issues with large directories.

- changed the personality handling to disallow personality changes of setuid and setgid binaries. This ensures they keep any randomization and Exec-shield protection.


Update the affected packages.

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 60246

File Name: sl_20070904_kernel_on_SL4_x.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.1 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2012/08/01

Modified: 2012/08/01

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 6.9

Vector: CVSS2#AV:L/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/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: 2007/09/04

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2006-0558, CVE-2007-1217

CWE: 119