Scientific Linux Security Update : selinux-policy enhancement update on SL5.x, SL6.x i386/x86_64

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Synopsis :

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

Description :

This update adds the following enhancements :

- Previously, with the MLS policy activated, a user
created with a MLS level was not able to log into the
system using the ssh utility because an appropriate MLS
policy rule was missing. This update adds the MLS rule
and users can now log into the system as expected in the
described scenario.

- When OpenMPI (Open Message Passing Interface) was
configured to use the parallel universe environment in
the Condor server, a large number of AVC messages was
returned when an OpenMPI job was submitted.
Consequently, the job failed. This update fixes the
appropriate SELinux policy and OpenMPI jobs now pass
successfully and no longer cause AVC messages to be
returned.

This update has been placed in the security tree to avoid selinux
bugs.

See also :

http://www.nessus.org/u?94b3b0b2

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

High

Family: Scientific Linux Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 62059 ()

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