Scientific Linux Security Update : yum on SL5.x i386/x86_64

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Synopsis :

The remote Scientific Linux host is missing a security update.

Description :

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
installation list.

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 :

http://www.nessus.org/u?c63ce6be

Solution :

Update the affected yum package.

Risk factor :

High

Family: Scientific Linux Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 60616 ()

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