Scientific Linux Security Update : kernel on SL5.x i386/x86_64

High Nessus Plugin ID 97415


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


Security Fix(es) :

- A use-after-free flaw was found in the way the Linux kernel's Datagram Congestion Control Protocol (DCCP) implementation freed SKB (socket buffer) resources for a DCCP_PKT_REQUEST packet when the IPV6_RECVPKTINFO option is set on the socket. A local, unprivileged user could use this flaw to alter the kernel memory, allowing them to escalate their privileges on the system.
(CVE-2017-6074, Important)

- It was found that the Linux kernel's Datagram Congestion Control Protocol (DCCP) implementation used the IPv4-only inet_sk_rebuild_header() function for both IPv4 and IPv6 DCCP connections, which could result in memory corruptions. A remote attacker could use this flaw to crash the system. (CVE-2017-2634, Moderate)

Important: This update disables the DCCP kernel module at load time by using the kernel module blacklist method. The module is disabled in an attempt to reduce further exposure to additional issues.


Update the affected packages.

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 97415

File Name: sl_20170224_kernel_on_SL5_x.nasl

Version: $Revision: 3.3 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2017/02/27

Modified: 2017/06/30

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.2

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


Base Score: 7.8

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

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2017/02/24

Exploitable With

Core Impact

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2017-2634, CVE-2017-6074