This script is Copyright (C) 2012 Tenable Network Security, Inc.
The remote Scientific Linux host is missing one or more security
A race condition flaw was found in the PolicyKit pkexec utility and
polkitd daemon. A local user could use this flaw to appear as a
privileged user to pkexec, allowing them to execute arbitrary commands
as root by running those commands with pkexec. (CVE-2011-1485)
The system must be rebooted for this update to take effect.
See also :
Update the affected packages.
Risk factor :
Medium / CVSS Base Score : 6.9
Public Exploit Available : true
Family: Scientific Linux Local Security Checks
Nessus Plugin ID: 61021 ()
CVE ID: CVE-2011-1485