Scientific Linux Security Update : Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 kernel update on SL5.x i386/x86_64
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 70467
SynopsisThe remote Scientific Linux host is missing one or more security updates.
DescriptionThis update fixes the following security issue :
It was found that a deadlock could occur in the Out of Memory (OOM) killer. A process could trigger this deadlock by consuming a large amount of memory, and then causing request_module() to be called. A local, unprivileged user could use this flaw to cause a denial of service (excessive memory consumption). (CVE-2012-4398, Moderate)
The system must be rebooted for this update to take effect.
SolutionUpdate the affected packages.