Scientific Linux Security Update : sblim-cim-client2 on SL6.x

This script is Copyright (C) 2012-2014 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

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

Description :

The SBLIM (Standards-Based Linux Instrumentation for Manageability)
CIM (Common Information Model) Client is a class library for Java
applications that provides access to CIM servers using the CIM
Operations over HTTP protocol defined by the DMTF (Distributed
Management Task Force) standards.

It was found that the Java HashMap implementation was susceptible to
predictable hash collisions. SBLIM uses HashMap when parsing XML
inputs. A specially-crafted CIM-XML message from a WBEM (Web-Based
Enterprise Management) server could cause a SBLIM client to use an
excessive amount of CPU. Randomization has been added to help avoid
collisions. (CVE-2012-2328)

All users of sblim-cim-client2 are advised to upgrade to these updated
packages, which contain a backported patch to resolve this issue.

See also :

http://www.nessus.org/u?99d7daea

Solution :

Update the affected sblim-cim-client2, sblim-cim-client2-javadoc and /
or sblim-cim-client2-manual packages.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 5.0
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P)

Family: Scientific Linux Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 61349 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2012-2328