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

High Nessus Plugin ID 60318


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


These new kernel packages contain fixes for the following security issues :

A memory leak was found in the Red Hat Content Accelerator kernel patch. A local user could use this flaw to cause a denial of service (memory exhaustion). (CVE-2007-5494, Important)

A flaw was found in the handling of IEEE 802.11 frames affecting several wireless LAN modules. In certain circumstances, a remote attacker could trigger this flaw by sending a malicious packet over a wireless network and cause a denial of service (kernel crash).
(CVE-2007-4997, Important).

A flaw was found in the Advanced Linux Sound Architecture (ALSA). A local user who had the ability to read the /proc/driver/snd-page-alloc file could see portions of kernel memory. (CVE-2007-4571, Moderate).

In addition to the security issues described above, several bug fixes preventing possible memory corruption, system crashes, SCSI I/O fails, networking drivers performance regression and journaling block device layer issue were also included.


Update the affected packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 60318

File Name: sl_20071129_kernel_on_SL5_x.nasl

Version: 1.5

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2012/08/01

Updated: 2019/10/25

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 7.1

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/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: 2007/11/29

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2007-4571, CVE-2007-4997, CVE-2007-5494

CWE: 189, 399