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

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 60321

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VPR Score: 3.6

Synopsis

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

Description

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 IPv4 forwarding base. This allowed a local user to cause a denial of service. (CVE-2007-2172, Important)

A flaw was found where a corrupted executable file could cause cross-region memory mappings on Itanium systems. This allowed a local user to cause a denial of service. (CVE-2006-4538, Moderate)

A flaw was found in the stack expansion when using the hugetlb kernel on PowerPC systems. This allowed a local user to cause a denial of service. (CVE-2007-3739, Moderate)

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

As well, these updated packages fix the following bug :

- a bug in the TCP header prediction code may have caused 'TCP: Treason uncloaked!' messages to be logged. In certain situations this may have lead to TCP connections hanging or aborting.

Solution

Update the affected packages.

See Also

http://www.nessus.org/u?d5694e67

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 60321

File Name: sl_20071203_kernel_on_SL3.nasl

Version: 1.5

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2012/08/01

Updated: 2019/10/25

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

VPR Score: 3.6

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 4.9

Vector: CVSS2#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: 2007/12/03

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2006-4538, CVE-2007-2172, CVE-2007-3739, CVE-2007-3848, CVE-2007-4308

CWE: 20, 119, 399