Scientific Linux Security Update : openafs on SL3.x, SL4.x, SL5.x i386/x86_64

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Synopsis :

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

Description :

An attacker with control of a fileserver, or the ability to forge RX
packets, can crash the cache manager, and hence the kernel, of
affected Linux AFS clients. (CVE-2009-1250)

An attacker with control of a fileserver, or the ability to forge RX
packets, can crash the cache manager, and hence the kernel, of any
Unix AFS client. It may be possible for an attacker to cause the
kernel to execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2009-1251)

The Scientific Linux Team has backported the patches to the stable
version of openafs for SL3, SL4 and SL5.

openafs must be restarted for the update to take effect.

See also :

http://www.nessus.org/u?699e6350

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

Critical / CVSS Base Score : 10.0
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)

Family: Scientific Linux Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 60579 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2009-1250
CVE-2009-1251