Scientific Linux Security Update : kernel on SL6.x i386/x86_64
High Nessus Plugin ID 73200
SynopsisThe remote Scientific Linux host is missing one or more security updates.
Description* A flaw was found in the way the get_rx_bufs() function in the vhost_net implementation in the Linux kernel handled error conditions reported by the vhost_get_vq_desc() function. A privileged guest user could use this flaw to crash the host. (CVE-2014-0055, Important)
* A flaw was found in the way the Linux kernel processed an authenticated COOKIE_ECHO chunk during the initialization of an SCTP connection. A remote attacker could use this flaw to crash the system by initiating a specially crafted SCTP handshake in order to trigger a NULL pointer dereference on the system. (CVE-2014-0101, Important)
* A flaw was found in the way the Linux kernel's CIFS implementation handled uncached write operations with specially crafted iovec structures. An unprivileged local user with access to a CIFS share could use this flaw to crash the system, leak kernel memory, or, potentially, escalate their privileges on the system. Note: the default cache settings for CIFS mounts on Scientific Linux 6 prohibit a successful exploitation of this issue. (CVE-2014-0069, Moderate)
* A heap-based buffer overflow flaw was found in the Linux kernel's cdc- wdm driver, used for USB CDC WCM device management. An attacker with physical access to a system could use this flaw to cause a denial of service or, potentially, escalate their privileges. (CVE-2013-1860, Low)
The system must be rebooted for this update to take effect.
SolutionUpdate the affected packages.