This script is Copyright (C) 2012 Tenable Network Security, Inc.
The remote Scientific Linux host is missing one or more security
This update fixes the following security issue :
- When an application has a stack overflow, the stack
could silently overwrite another memory mapped area
instead of a segmentation fault occurring, which could
cause an application to execute arbitrary code, possibly
leading to privilege escalation. It is known that the X
Window System server can be used to trigger this flaw.
The system must be rebooted for this update to take effect.
See also :
Update the affected packages.
Risk factor :
High / CVSS Base Score : 7.2
Family: Scientific Linux Local Security Checks
Nessus Plugin ID: 60850 ()
CVE ID: CVE-2010-2240