Scientific Linux Security Update : kernel on SL6.x i386/x86_64 (20131212)

medium Nessus Plugin ID 71491


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


* A flaw was found in the way the Linux kernel's TCP/IP protocol suite implementation handled sending of certain UDP packets over sockets that used the UDP_CORK option when the UDP Fragmentation Offload (UFO) feature was enabled on the output device. A local, unprivileged user could use this flaw to cause a denial of service or, potentially, escalate their privileges on the system. (CVE-2013-4470, Important)

* A divide-by-zero flaw was found in the apic_get_tmcct() function in KVM's Local Advanced Programmable Interrupt Controller (LAPIC) implementation. A privileged guest user could use this flaw to crash the host. (CVE-2013-6367, Important)

* A memory corruption flaw was discovered in the way KVM handled virtual APIC accesses that crossed a page boundary. A local, unprivileged user could use this flaw to crash the system or, potentially, escalate their privileges on the system. (CVE-2013-6368, Important)

* An information leak flaw in the Linux kernel could allow a local, unprivileged user to leak kernel memory to user space. (CVE-2013-2141, Low)

This update also fixes several bugs and adds two enhancements.

The system must be rebooted for this update to take effect.


Update the affected packages.

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 71491

File Name: sl_20131212_kernel_on_SL6_x.nasl

Version: 1.5

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 12/17/2013

Updated: 1/14/2021

Supported Sensors: Nessus Agent

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.9


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 6.9

Vector: AV:L/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:fermilab:scientific_linux:kernel, p-cpe:/a:fermilab:scientific_linux:kernel-abi-whitelists, p-cpe:/a:fermilab:scientific_linux:kernel-debug, p-cpe:/a:fermilab:scientific_linux:kernel-debug-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:fermilab:scientific_linux:kernel-debug-devel, p-cpe:/a:fermilab:scientific_linux:kernel-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:fermilab:scientific_linux:kernel-debuginfo-common-i686, p-cpe:/a:fermilab:scientific_linux:kernel-debuginfo-common-x86_64, p-cpe:/a:fermilab:scientific_linux:kernel-devel, p-cpe:/a:fermilab:scientific_linux:kernel-doc, p-cpe:/a:fermilab:scientific_linux:kernel-firmware, p-cpe:/a:fermilab:scientific_linux:kernel-headers, p-cpe:/a:fermilab:scientific_linux:perf, p-cpe:/a:fermilab:scientific_linux:perf-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:fermilab:scientific_linux:python-perf, p-cpe:/a:fermilab:scientific_linux:python-perf-debuginfo, 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: 12/12/2013

Vulnerability Publication Date: 6/7/2013

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2013-2141, CVE-2013-4470, CVE-2013-6367, CVE-2013-6368