Scientific Linux Security Update : kernel on SL5.x i386/x86_64
High Nessus Plugin ID 62924
SynopsisThe remote Scientific Linux host is missing one or more security updates.
DescriptionThe kernel packages contain the Linux kernel, the core of any Linux operating system.
This update fixes the following security issue :
- It was found that a previous update did not correctly fix the CVE-2009-4307 issue, a divide-by-zero flaw in the ext4 file system code. A local, unprivileged user with the ability to mount an ext4 file system could use this flaw to cause a denial of service. (CVE-2012-2100, Low)
This update also fixes several bugs.
The system must be rebooted for this update to take effect.
SolutionUpdate the affected packages.