Scientific Linux Security Update : libguestfs on SL6.x x86_64

This script is Copyright (C) 2012 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

The remote Scientific Linux host is missing one or more security
updates.

Description :

libguestfs is a library for accessing and modifying guest disk images.

It was found that editing files with virt-edit left said files in a
world-readable state (and did not preserve the file owner or
Security-Enhanced Linux context). If an administrator on the host used
virt-edit to edit a file inside a guest, the file would be left with
world-readable permissions. This could lead to unprivileged guest
users accessing files they would otherwise be unable to.
(CVE-2012-2690)

These updated libguestfs packages include numerous bug fixes and
enhancements.

Users of libguestfs are advised to upgrade to these updated packages,
which fix these issues and add these enhancements.

See also :

http://www.nessus.org/u?f7aae04a

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

Low / CVSS Base Score : 2.1
(CVSS2#AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:N/A:N)

Family: Scientific Linux Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 61339 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2012-2690