Scientific Linux Security Update : kernel on SL5.x i386/x86_64
High Nessus Plugin ID 60877
SynopsisThe remote Scientific Linux host is missing one or more security updates.
DescriptionThis update fixes the following security issue :
- The rds_page_copy_user() function in the Linux kernel Reliable Datagram Sockets (RDS) protocol implementation was missing sanity checks. A local, unprivileged user could use this flaw to escalate their privileges.
The system must be rebooted for this update to take effect.
SolutionUpdate the affected packages.