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

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Synopsis :

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

Description :

Steve Grubb discovered a flaw in the way coolkey created a temporary
directory. A local attacker could perform a symlink attack and cause
arbitrary files to be overwritten. (CVE-2007-4129)

In addition, the updated packages contain fixes for the following bugs
in the CAC Smart Card support :

- CAC Smart Cards can have from 1 to 3 certificates. The
coolkey driver, however, was not recognizing cards if
they had less than 3 certificates.

- logging into a CAC Smart Card token with a new
application would cause other, already authenticated,
applications to lose their login status unless the Smart
Card was then removed from the reader and re-inserted

See also :

http://www.nessus.org/u?ca7def8c

Solution :

Update the affected coolkey and / or coolkey-devel packages.

Risk factor :

Low / CVSS Base Score : 3.3
(CVSS2#AV:L/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:P/A:P)

Family: Scientific Linux Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 60285 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2007-4129