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

high Nessus Plugin ID 60929
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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 flaw was found in sctp_packet_config() in the Linux kernel's Stream Control Transmission Protocol (SCTP) implementation. A remote attacker could use this flaw to cause a denial of service. (CVE-2010-3432, Important)

- A missing integer overflow check was found in snd_ctl_new() in the Linux kernel's sound subsystem. A local, unprivileged user on a 32-bit system could use this flaw to cause a denial of service or escalate their privileges. (CVE-2010-3442, Important)

- A heap overflow flaw in the Linux kernel's Transparent Inter-Process Communication protocol (TIPC) implementation could allow a local, unprivileged user to escalate their privileges. (CVE-2010-3859, Important)

- An integer overflow flaw was found in the Linux kernel's Reliable Datagram Sockets (RDS) protocol implementation.
A local, unprivileged user could use this flaw to cause a denial of service or escalate their privileges.
(CVE-2010-3865, Important)

- A flaw was found in the Xenbus code for the unified block-device I/O interface back end. A privileged guest user could use this flaw to cause a denial of service on the host system running the Xen hypervisor.
(CVE-2010-3699, Moderate)

- Missing sanity checks were found in setup_arg_pages() in the Linux kernel. When making the size of the argument and environment area on the stack very large, it could trigger a BUG_ON(), resulting in a local denial of service. (CVE-2010-3858, Moderate)

- A flaw was found in inet_csk_diag_dump() in the Linux kernel's module for monitoring the sockets of INET transport protocols. By sending a netlink message with certain bytecode, a local, unprivileged user could cause a denial of service. (CVE-2010-3880, Moderate)

- Missing sanity checks were found in gdth_ioctl_alloc() in the gdth driver in the Linux kernel. A local user with access to '/dev/gdth' on a 64-bit system could use this flaw to cause a denial of service or escalate their privileges. (CVE-2010-4157, Moderate)

- The fix put into kernel-2.6.18-164.el5 introduced a regression. A local, unprivileged user could use this flaw to cause a denial of service. (CVE-2010-4161, Moderate)

- A NULL pointer dereference flaw was found in the Bluetooth HCI UART driver in the Linux kernel. A local, unprivileged user could use this flaw to cause a denial of service. (CVE-2010-4242, Moderate)

- It was found that a malicious guest running on the Xen hypervisor could place invalid data in the memory that the guest shared with the blkback and blktap back-end drivers, resulting in a denial of service on the host system. (CVE-2010-4247, Moderate)

- A flaw was found in the Linux kernel's CPU time clocks implementation for the POSIX clock interface. A local, unprivileged user could use this flaw to cause a denial of service. (CVE-2010-4248, Moderate)

- Missing initialization flaws in the Linux kernel could lead to information leaks. (CVE-2010-3876, CVE-2010-4083, Low)

This update also fixes several bugs and adds an enhancement.

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

Solution

Update the affected packages.

See Also

http://www.nessus.org/u?99a5cd87

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 60929

File Name: sl_20110104_kernel_on_SL5_x.nasl

Version: 1.7

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 8/1/2012

Updated: 1/14/2021

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information

VPR

Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 6.7

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.8

Vector: AV:N/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

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 1/4/2011

Vulnerability Publication Date: 10/4/2010

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2010-3432, CVE-2010-3442, CVE-2010-3699, CVE-2010-3858, CVE-2010-3859, CVE-2010-3865, CVE-2010-3876, CVE-2010-3880, CVE-2010-4083, CVE-2010-4157, CVE-2010-4161, CVE-2010-4242, CVE-2010-4247, CVE-2010-4248