The remote Scientific Linux host is missing a security update.
This updated package fixes the following bugs :
- after a NIS server change, for example, after a server
failure, ypbind corrupted files in the
'/var/yp/binding/' directory. As well, these files were
not updated, possibly causing old information to be
retained. In these situations, glibc attempted to read
the incorrect information, resulting in errors such as
'RPC: Unable to receive
errno = Connection refused'.
- by default, NIS clients pinged NIS servers every 20
seconds. In large deployments, this added extra load,
and could possibly cause a denial of service. In this
updated package, a new 'ypbind' option,
'-ping-interval', has been added, which allows
administrators to configure the ping interval value.
See also :
Update the affected ypbind package.
Risk factor :