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The remote Scientific Linux host is missing a security update.
This updated yum package fixes the following bugs :
- The nightly yum.cron will spew out alot of information
during the add-ons section. The logging level for these
information messages was turned up so that it doesn't
happen during yum.cron
- The kernel-module plugin now detects when yum has chosen
a kernel-module for a kernel not installed. It will put
the correct kernel-module on the list to be installed,
and remove the poorly choosen kernel-module from the
For SL 50 and 51 machines the following features have been added
- installonlyn is not a plugin but built into yum. To turn
this feature off, put the following line in
/etc/yum.conf installonly_limit = 0
The following default setting has been changed
- installonlyn defaults to 4 instead of 3
See also :
Update the affected yum package.
Risk factor :
Family: Scientific Linux Local Security Checks
Nessus Plugin ID: 60616 ()
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