Scientific Linux Security Update : shadow-utils on SL4.x i386/x86_64

This script is Copyright (C) 2012 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

The remote Scientific Linux host is missing a security update.

Description :

A flaw was found in the useradd tool in shadow-utils. A new user's
mailbox, when created, could have random permissions for a short
period. This could allow a local attacker to read or modify the
mailbox. (CVE-2006-1174)

See also :

http://www.nessus.org/u?e646238a

Solution :

Update the affected shadow-utils package.

Risk factor :

Low / CVSS Base Score : 3.7
(CVSS2#AV:L/AC:H/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)

Family: Scientific Linux Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 60170 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2006-1174