Scientific Linux Security Update : kernel on SL6.x i386/x86_64
High Nessus Plugin ID 62616
SynopsisThe remote Scientific Linux host is missing one or more security updates.
DescriptionThis update fixes the following security issue :
- A flaw was found in the way socket buffers (skb) requiring TSO (TCP segment offloading) were handled by the sfc driver. If the skb did not fit within the minimum-size of the transmission queue, the network card could repeatedly reset itself. A remote attacker could use this flaw to cause a denial of service.
This update also fixes several bugs.
The system must be rebooted for this update to take effect.
SolutionUpdate the affected packages.