RHEL 6 : kernel (RHSA-2014:1872)
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 79328
SynopsisThe remote Red Hat host is missing one or more security updates.
DescriptionUpdated kernel packages that fix one security issue and one bug are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.4 Extended Update Support.
Red Hat Product Security has rated this update as having Important security impact. A Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) base score, which gives a detailed severity rating, is available from the CVE link in the References section.
The kernel packages contain the Linux kernel, the core of any Linux operating system.
* A NULL pointer dereference flaw was found in the way the Linux kernel's Stream Control Transmission Protocol (SCTP) implementation handled simultaneous connections between the same hosts. A remote attacker could use this flaw to crash the system. (CVE-2014-5077, Important)
This update also fixes the following bug :
* This update fixes several race conditions between PCI error recovery callbacks and potential calls of the ifup and ifdown commands in the tg3 driver. When triggered, these race conditions could cause a kernel crash. (BZ#1142568)
All kernel users are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, which contain backported patches to correct these issues. The system must be rebooted for this update to take effect.
SolutionUpdate the affected packages.