Scientific Linux Security Update : Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 kernel update on SL5.x i386/x86_64

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 70467

Synopsis

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

Description

This 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.

Solution

Update the affected packages.

See Also

http://www.nessus.org/u?a4a9c92d

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 70467

File Name: sl_20130930_Red_Hat_Enterprise_Linux_5_kernel_update_on_SL5_x.nasl

Version: 1.2

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2013/10/17

Updated: 2018/12/31

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 4.9

Vector: CVSS2#AV:L/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: 2013/09/30

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2012-4398