This script is Copyright (C) 2012 Tenable Network Security, Inc.
The remote Scientific Linux host is missing a security update.
A heap-based buffer overflow was discovered in the way ed, the GNU
line editor, processed long file names. An attacker could create a
file with a specially-crafted name that could possibly execute an
arbitrary code when opened in the ed editor. (CVE-2008-3916)
See also :
Update the affected ed package.
Risk factor :
High / CVSS Base Score : 9.3
Family: Scientific Linux Local Security Checks
Nessus Plugin ID: 60484 ()
CVE ID: CVE-2008-3916