Scientific Linux Security Update : tog-pegasus on SL5.x i386/x86_64

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Synopsis :

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

Description :

Scientific Linux defines additional security enhancements for
OpenGroup Pegasus WBEM services in addition to those defined by the
upstream OpenGroup Pegasus release.

After re-basing to version 2.7.0 of the OpenGroup Pegasus code, these
additional security enhancements were no longer being applied. As a
consequence, access to OpenPegasus WBEM services was not restricted to
the dedicated users. An attacker able to authenticate using a valid
user account could use this flaw to send requests to WBEM services.
(CVE-2008-4313)

Note: default SELinux policy prevents tog-pegasus from modifying
system files. This flaw's impact depends on whether or not tog-pegasus
is confined by SELinux, and on any additional CMPI providers installed
and enabled on a particular system.

Failed authentication attempts against the OpenPegasus CIM server were
not logged to the system log. An attacker could use this flaw to
perform password guessing attacks against a user account without
leaving traces in the system log. (CVE-2008-4315)

See also :

http://www.nessus.org/u?b51355fe

Solution :

Update the affected tog-pegasus and / or tog-pegasus-devel packages.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 6.8
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)

Family: Scientific Linux Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 60499 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2008-4313
CVE-2008-4315