Scientific Linux Security Update : yum 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 :

When RedHat started putting the %{dist} variable into their rpm names,
it took the Scientific Linux developers a while to believe that was
what they were really going to settle on. (There were two other
distribution naming schemes RedHat used before this, so we thought
this one would only last a month or two.) As a result, we ended up
with several security updates with poor names. These poorly named
packages could not be updated when newer security updates came out.

This yum update contains a plugin called 'versionfix'. Versionfix
allows yum to update poorly named packages. These poorly named
packages will be updated the next time yum is run. On a normal system,
this will be the next day.

See also :

http://www.nessus.org/u?f8e80cc5

Solution :

Update the affected yum package.

Risk factor :

High

Family: Scientific Linux Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 60482 ()

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