Scientific Linux Security Update : kernel on SL5.x i386/x86_64
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 69440
SynopsisThe remote Scientific Linux host is missing one or more security updates.
DescriptionThis update fixes the following security issues :
- A flaw was found in the way the Linux kernel's Stream Control Transmission Protocol (SCTP) implementation handled duplicate cookies. If a local user queried SCTP connection information at the same time a remote attacker has initialized a crafted SCTP connection to the system, it could trigger a NULL pointer dereference, causing the system to crash. (CVE-2013-2206, Important)
- It was found that the fix for CVE-2012-3552 released via SLSA-2012:1540 introduced an invalid free flaw in the Linux kernel's TCP/IP protocol suite implementation. A local, unprivileged user could use this flaw to corrupt kernel memory via crafted sendmsg() calls, allowing them to cause a denial of service or, potentially, escalate their privileges on the system. (CVE-2013-2224, Important)
- An invalid pointer dereference flaw was found in the Linux kernel's TCP/IP protocol suite implementation. A local, unprivileged user could use this flaw to crash the system or, potentially, escalate their privileges on the system by using sendmsg() with an IPv6 socket connected to an IPv4 destination. (CVE-2013-2232, Moderate)
- Information leak flaws in the Linux kernel could allow a privileged, local user to leak kernel memory to user-space. (CVE-2013-2164, CVE-2013-2147, CVE-2013-2234, CVE-2013-2237, Low)
The system must be rebooted for this update to take effect.
SolutionUpdate the affected packages.