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

medium Nessus Plugin ID 60760
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The remote Scientific Linux host is missing one or more security updates.


A flaw was found in the gfs_lock() implementation. The GFS locking code could skip the lock operation for files that have the S_ISGID bit (set-group-ID on execution) in their mode set. A local, unprivileged user on a system that has a GFS file system mounted could use this flaw to cause a kernel panic. (CVE-2010-0727)

As well, these updated GFS packages are in sync with the latest kernel (2.4.21-63.EL). The modules in earlier GFS packages fail to load because they do not match the running kernel. It is possible to force-load the modules; however, with this update, force-loading the modules is not required. (BZ#525198)

Users are advised to upgrade to these latest GFS packages, which resolve this issue and are updated for use with the 2.4.21-63.EL kernel.


Update the affected packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 60760

File Name: sl_20100330_GFS_on_SL3_x.nasl

Version: 1.5

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 8/1/2012

Updated: 1/14/2021

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Low

Score: 3.6


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 4.7

Vector: AV:L/AC:M/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: 3/30/2010

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2010-0727