Scientific Linux Security Update : kernel on SL5.x i386/x86_64
High Nessus Plugin ID 88000
SynopsisThe remote Scientific Linux host is missing one or more security updates.
Description* Two flaws were found in the way the Linux kernel's networking implementation handled UDP packets with incorrect checksum values. A remote attacker could potentially use these flaws to trigger an infinite loop in the kernel, resulting in a denial of service on the system, or cause a denial of service in applications using the edge triggered epoll functionality. (CVE-2015-5364, CVE-2015-5366, Important)
The system must be rebooted for this update to take effect.
SolutionUpdate the affected packages.