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

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Synopsis :

The remote Scientific Linux host is missing one or more security

Description :

It was discovered that HSQLDB could allow the execution of arbitrary
public static Java methods. A carefully crafted odb file opened in Base could execute arbitrary commands with the
permissions of the user running (CVE-2007-4575)

It was discovered that HSQLDB did not have a password set on the 'sa'
user. If HSQLDB has been configured as a service, a remote attacker
who could connect to the HSQLDB port (tcp 9001) could execute
arbitrary SQL commands. (CVE-2003-0845)

Note that in Scientific Linux 5, HSQLDB is not enabled as a service by
default, and needs manual configuration in order to work as a service.

See also :

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 9.3
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Scientific Linux Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 60324 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2003-0845