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

medium Nessus Plugin ID 60886
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Synopsis

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

Description

This update fixes the following security issues :

- A NULL pointer dereference flaw was found in the io_submit_one() function in the Linux kernel asynchronous I/O implementation. A local, unprivileged user could use this flaw to cause a denial of service.
(CVE-2010-3066, Moderate)

- A flaw was found in the xfs_ioc_fsgetxattr() function in the Linux kernel XFS file system implementation. A data structure in xfs_ioc_fsgetxattr() was not initialized properly before being copied to user-space. A local, unprivileged user could use this flaw to cause an information leak. (CVE-2010-3078, Moderate)

- The exception fixup code for the __futex_atomic_op1,
__futex_atomic_op2, and futex_atomic_cmpxchg_inatomic() macros replaced the LOCK prefix with a NOP instruction.
A local, unprivileged user could use this flaw to cause a denial of service. (CVE-2010-3086, Moderate)

- A flaw was found in the tcf_act_police_dump() function in the Linux kernel network traffic policing implementation. A data structure in tcf_act_police_dump() was not initialized properly before being copied to user-space. A local, unprivileged user could use this flaw to cause an information leak.
(CVE-2010-3477, Moderate)

- A missing upper bound integer check was found in the sys_io_submit() function in the Linux kernel asynchronous I/O implementation. A local, unprivileged user could use this flaw to cause an information leak.
(CVE-2010-3067, Low)

This update also fixes several bugs.

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

Solution

Update the affected packages.

See Also

http://www.nessus.org/u?23683d94

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 60886

File Name: sl_20101109_kernel_on_SL5_x.nasl

Version: 1.5

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 8/1/2012

Updated: 1/14/2021

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information

VPR

Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 4.4

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 4.9

Vector: AV:L/AC:L/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: 11/9/2010

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2010-3066, CVE-2010-3067, CVE-2010-3078, CVE-2010-3086, CVE-2010-3477