Scientific Linux Security Update : kernel on SL7.x x86_64
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 93071
SynopsisThe remote Scientific Linux host is missing one or more security updates.
DescriptionIt was found that the RFC 5961 challenge ACK rate limiting as implemented in the Linux kernel's networking subsystem allowed an off-path attacker to leak certain information about a given connection by creating congestion on the global challenge ACK rate limit counter and then measuring the changes by probing packets. An off-path attacker could use this flaw to either terminate TCP connection and/or inject payload into non-secured TCP connection between two endpoints on the network. (CVE-2016-5696, Important)
SolutionUpdate the affected packages.