Scientific Linux Security Update : kernel on SL6.x i386/x86_64

High Nessus Plugin ID 62616

Synopsis

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

Description

This 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.
(CVE-2012-3412, Important)

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?501bd683

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 62616

File Name: sl_20121016_kernel_on_SL6_x.nasl

Version: 1.2

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2012/10/18

Updated: 2018/12/31

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 7.8

Vector: CVSS2#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

Patch Publication Date: 2012/10/16

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2012-3412