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

critical Nessus Plugin ID 60717


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


CVE-2007-4567 kernel: ipv6_hop_jumbo remote system crash

CVE-2009-4537 kernel: r8169 issue reported at 26c3

CVE-2009-4538 kernel: e1000e frame fragment issue

CVE-2009-4536 kernel: e1000 issue reported at 26c3

This update fixes the following security issues :

- a flaw was found in the IPv6 Extension Header (EH) handling implementation in the Linux kernel. The skb->dst data structure was not properly validated in the ipv6_hop_jumbo() function. This could possibly lead to a remote denial of service. (CVE-2007-4567, Important)

- a flaw was found in each of the following Intel PRO/1000 Linux drivers in the Linux kernel: e1000 and e1000e. A remote attacker using packets larger than the MTU could bypass the existing fragment check, resulting in partial, invalid frames being passed to the network stack. These flaws could also possibly be used to trigger a remote denial of service. (CVE-2009-4536, CVE-2009-4538, Important)

- a flaw was found in the Realtek r8169 Ethernet driver in the Linux kernel. Receiving overly-long frames with network cards supported by this driver could possibly result in a remote denial of service. (CVE-2009-4537, Important)

The system must be rebooted for this update to take effect.

Note1: Due to the fuse kernel module now being part of the kernel, we are updating fuse on the older releases to match the fuse that was released by The Upstream Vendor.

Note2: xfs is now part of the kernel in x86_64. Because of this there is no kernel-module-xfs for x86_64.

Note3: ipw3945 support has been changed to iwlwifi3945 in SL 54, and is in the kernel. Because of this there is no kernel-module-ipw3945 for SL54.

Note4: Support for the Atheros chipset in now in the kernel. We are not sure if the infrastructure is in place for SL 50-53, so we are still providing the madwifi kernel modules for SL 50-53.


Update the affected packages.

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 60717

File Name: sl_20100107_kernel_on_SL5_x.nasl

Version: 1.9

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 8/1/2012

Updated: 1/14/2021

Supported Sensors: Nessus Agent, Nessus

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 6.6


Risk Factor: Critical

Base Score: 10

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/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/RedHat/release, Host/RedHat/rpm-list, Host/cpu

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 1/7/2010

Vulnerability Publication Date: 12/20/2007

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2007-4567, CVE-2009-4536, CVE-2009-4537, CVE-2009-4538

CWE: 189, 20