Scientific Linux Security Update : kernel on SL7.x x86_64

High Nessus Plugin ID 94003


The remote Scientific Linux host is missing one or more security updates.


Security Fix(es) :

- Linux kernel built with the 802.1Q/802.1ad VLAN(CONFIG_VLAN_8021Q) OR Virtual eXtensible Local Area Network(CONFIG_VXLAN) with Transparent Ethernet Bridging(TEB) GRO support, is vulnerable to a stack overflow issue. It could occur while receiving large packets via GRO path as an unlimited recursion could unfold in both VLAN and TEB modules leading to a stack corruption in the kernel. (CVE-2016-7039, Important)


Update the affected packages.

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 94003

File Name: sl_20161010_kernel_on_SL7_x.nasl

Version: $Revision: 2.3 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2016/10/12

Modified: 2016/10/24

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.8

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:C


Base Score: 7.5

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:N/A:H

Vulnerability Information

CPE: x-cpe:/o:fermilab:scientific_linux

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/cpu, Host/RedHat/release, Host/RedHat/rpm-list

Patch Publication Date: 2016/10/10

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2016-7039