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

High Nessus Plugin ID 60877

Synopsis

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

Description

This 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.
(CVE-2010-3904, Important)

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

Solution

Update the affected packages.

See Also

http://www.nessus.org/u?d8428059

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 60877

File Name: sl_20101025_kernel_on_SL5_x.nasl

Version: 1.5

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2012/08/01

Updated: 2019/01/02

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

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2010/10/25

Exploitable With

CANVAS (CANVAS)

Core Impact

Metasploit (Reliable Datagram Sockets (RDS) Privilege Escalation)

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2010-3904