Scientific Linux Security Update : kernel on SL7.x x86_64 (Dirty COW)
High Nessus Plugin ID 94248
SynopsisThe remote Scientific Linux host is missing one or more security updates.
DescriptionSecurity Fix(es) :
- A race condition was found in the way the Linux kernel's memory subsystem handled the copy-on-write (COW) breakage of private read-only memory mappings. An unprivileged, local user could use this flaw to gain write access to otherwise read-only memory mappings and thus increase their privileges on the system.
SolutionUpdate the affected packages.