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

High Nessus Plugin ID 60523


The remote Scientific Linux host is missing a security update.


cpuspeed was moved to the security errata from the fastbugs errata because the latest kernel security update depends on it.

This package adds the following enhancements :

- Userspace needed to support the loading of the new Powernow-k8 module that has changed from being built in.
By rectifying this bug, Userspace now loads the new module correctly.

- The cpuspeed init script needed to support loading the speedstep-centrino module if all other module loads had failed. This fallback for Intel hardware is now included with this updated package.


Update the affected cpuspeed package.

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 60523

File Name: sl_20090120_cpuspeed_on_SL5_x.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.1 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2012/08/01

Modified: 2012/08/01

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

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: 2009/01/20