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

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 60272

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 was found in the backported stack unwinder fixes in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5. On AMD64 and Intel 64 platforms, a local user could trigger this flaw and cause a denial of service. (CVE-2007-4574, Important)

- A flaw was found in the handling of process death signals. This allowed a local user to send arbitrary signals to the suid-process executed by that user. A successful exploitation of this flaw depends on the structure of the suid-program and its signal handling.
(CVE-2007-3848, Important)

- A flaw was found in the Distributed Lock Manager (DLM) in the cluster manager. This allowed a remote user who is able to connect to the DLM port to cause a denial of service. (CVE-2007-3380, Important)

- A flaw was found in the aacraid SCSI driver. This allowed a local user to make ioctl calls to the driver which should otherwise be restricted to privileged users. (CVE-2007-4308, Moderate)

- A flaw was found in the prio_tree handling of the hugetlb support that allowed a local user to cause a denial of service. This only affected kernels with hugetlb support. (CVE-2007-4133, Moderate)

- A flaw was found in the eHCA driver on PowerPC architectures that allowed a local user to access 60k of physical address space. This address space could contain sensitive information. (CVE-2007-3850, Moderate)

- A flaw was found in ptrace support that allowed a local user to cause a denial of service via a NULL pointer dereference. (CVE-2007-3731, Moderate)

- A flaw was found in the usblcd driver that allowed a local user to cause a denial of service by writing data to the device node. To exploit this issue, write access to the device node was needed. (CVE-2007-3513, Moderate)

- A flaw was found in the random number generator implementation that allowed a local user to cause a denial of service or possibly gain privileges. If the root user raised the default wakeup threshold over the size of the output pool, this flaw could be exploited.
(CVE-2007-3105, Low)

In addition to the security issues described above, several bug fixes preventing possible system crashes and data corruption were also included.

Solution

Update the affected packages.

See Also

http://www.nessus.org/u?6bb3949f

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 60272

File Name: sl_20071022_kernel_on_SL5_x.nasl

Version: 1.6

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2012/08/01

Updated: 2019/10/25

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 5

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P

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: 2007/10/22

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2007/07/03

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2007-3105, CVE-2007-3380, CVE-2007-3513, CVE-2007-3731, CVE-2007-3848, CVE-2007-3850, CVE-2007-4133, CVE-2007-4308, CVE-2007-4574

CWE: 16, 20, 119, 200