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VPR Score: 3.6
SynopsisThe remote Scientific Linux host is missing one or more security updates.
DescriptionA 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.
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.
SolutionUpdate the affected packages.