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

High Nessus Plugin ID 60318

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 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.

Solution

Update the affected packages.

See Also

http://www.nessus.org/u?f76d5a8f

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