Scientific Linux Security Update : kernel on SL5.x i386/x86_64
High Nessus Plugin ID 80100
SynopsisThe remote Scientific Linux host is missing one or more security updates.
Description* A flaw was found in the way the Linux kernel handled GS segment register base switching when recovering from a #SS (stack segment) fault on an erroneous return to user space. A local, unprivileged user could use this flaw to escalate their privileges on the system.
The system must be rebooted for this update to take effect.
SolutionUpdate the affected packages.