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The remote Scientific Linux host is missing one or more security
It was discovered that RPM did not remove setuid and setgid bits set
on binaries when upgrading or removing packages. A local attacker able
to create hard links to binaries could use this flaw to keep those
binaries on the system, at a specific version level and with the
setuid or setgid bit set, even if the package providing them was
upgraded or removed by a system administrator. This could have
security implications if a package was upgraded or removed because of
a security flaw in a setuid or setgid program. (CVE-2005-4889,
See also :
Update the affected packages.
Risk factor :
High / CVSS Base Score : 7.2
Family: Scientific Linux Local Security Checks
Nessus Plugin ID: 60851 ()
CVE ID: CVE-2005-4889CVE-2010-2059
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