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

high Nessus Plugin ID 60859
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VPR Score: 8.9

Synopsis

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

Description

This update fixes the following security issue :

- The compat_alloc_user_space() function in the Linux kernel 32/64-bit compatibility layer implementation was missing sanity checks. This function could be abused in other areas of the Linux kernel if its length argument can be controlled from user-space. On 64-bit systems, a local, unprivileged user could use this flaw to escalate their privileges. (CVE-2010-3081, Important)

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

Solution

Update the affected packages.

See Also

http://www.nessus.org/u?cd527344

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 60859

File Name: sl_20100921_kernel_on_SL5_x.nasl

Version: 1.14

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 8/1/2012

Updated: 1/14/2021

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

VPR Score: 8.9

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 7.2

Vector: 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: 9/21/2010

Exploitable With

Core Impact

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2010-3081