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

High Nessus Plugin ID 60358


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


A flaw was found in vmsplice. An unprivileged local user could use this flaw to gain root privileges. (CVE-2008-0600)

There is a public available exploit for this issue.


Update the affected packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 60358

File Name: sl_20080212_kernel_on_SL5_x.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.2 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2012/08/01

Modified: 2016/01/14

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.2

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

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2008/02/12

Exploitable With


Core Impact

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2008-0600

CWE: 94