Scientific Linux Security Update : kernel on SL4.x i386/x86_64

High Nessus Plugin ID 60850

Synopsis

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

Description

This update fixes the following security issue :

- When an application has a stack overflow, the stack could silently overwrite another memory mapped area instead of a segmentation fault occurring, which could cause an application to execute arbitrary code, possibly leading to privilege escalation. It is known that the X Window System server can be used to trigger this flaw.
(CVE-2010-2240, Important)

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

Solution

Update the affected packages.

See Also

http://www.nessus.org/u?24588828

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 60850

File Name: sl_20100907_kernel_on_SL4_x.nasl

Version: 1.4

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2012/08/01

Updated: 2019/10/25

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

CVSS v2.0

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

Patch Publication Date: 2010/09/07

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2010-2240