Scientific Linux Security Update : kernel on SL6.x i386/srpm/x86_64
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 81072
SynopsisThe remote Scientific Linux host is missing one or more security updates.
Description* A flaw was found in the way the Linux kernel's SCTP implementation validated INIT chunks when performing Address Configuration Change (ASCONF). A remote attacker could use this flaw to crash the system by sending a specially crafted SCTP packet to trigger a NULL pointer dereference on the system. (CVE-2014-7841, Important)
* An integer overflow flaw was found in the way the Linux kernel's Advanced Linux Sound Architecture (ALSA) implementation handled user controls. A local, privileged user could use this flaw to crash the system. (CVE-2014-4656, Moderate)
The system must be rebooted for this update to take effect.
SolutionUpdate the affected packages.