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Test ID:1.3.6.1.4.1.25623.1.0.870812
Category:Red Hat Local Security Checks
Title:RedHat Update for kernel RHSA-2012:1174-01
Summary:The remote host is missing an update for the 'kernel'; package(s) announced via the referenced advisory.
Description:Summary:
The remote host is missing an update for the 'kernel'
package(s) announced via the referenced advisory.

Vulnerability Insight:
The kernel packages contain the Linux kernel, the core of any Linux
operating system.

This update fixes the following security issue:

* A flaw was found in the way the Linux kernel's dl2k driver, used by
certain D-Link Gigabit Ethernet adapters, restricted IOCTLs. A local,
unprivileged user could use this flaw to issue potentially harmful IOCTLs,
which could cause Ethernet adapters using the dl2k driver to malfunction
(for example, losing network connectivity). (CVE-2012-2313, Low)

Red Hat would like to thank Stephan Mueller for reporting this issue.

This update also fixes several bugs. Documentation for these changes will
be available shortly from the Technical Notes document linked to in the
References section.

Users should upgrade to these updated packages, which contain backported
patches to correct these issues. The system must be rebooted for this
update to take effect.

Affected Software/OS:
kernel on Red Hat Enterprise Linux (v. 5 server)

Solution:
Please Install the Updated Packages.

CVSS Score:
1.2

CVSS Vector:
AV:L/AC:H/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P

Cross-Ref: Common Vulnerability Exposure (CVE) ID: CVE-2012-2313
BugTraq ID: 53965
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/53965
HPdes Security Advisory: HPSBGN02970
http://marc.info/?l=bugtraq&m=139447903326211&w=2
http://www.openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2012/05/04/8
RedHat Security Advisories: RHSA-2012:1174
http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2012-1174.html
RedHat Security Advisories: RHSA-2012:1481
http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2012-1481.html
RedHat Security Advisories: RHSA-2012:1541
http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2012-1541.html
RedHat Security Advisories: RHSA-2012:1589
http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2012-1589.html
SuSE Security Announcement: SUSE-SU-2015:0812 (Google Search)
http://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse-security-announce/2015-04/msg00020.html
CopyrightCopyright (c) 2012 Greenbone Networks GmbH

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