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The remote Scientific Linux host is missing one or more security
It was found that the
/usr/libexec/abrt-action-install-debuginfo-to-abrt-cache tool did not
sufficiently sanitize its environment variables. This could lead to
Python modules being loaded and run from non-standard directories
(such as /tmp/). A local attacker could use this flaw to escalate
their privileges to that of the abrt user. (CVE-2012-5659)
A race condition was found in the way ABRT handled the directories
used to store information about crashes. A local attacker with the
privileges of the abrt user could use this flaw to perform a symbolic
link attack, possibly allowing them to escalate their privileges to
See also :
Update the affected packages.
Risk factor :
Medium / CVSS Base Score : 6.9
Family: Scientific Linux Local Security Checks
Nessus Plugin ID: 64423 ()
CVE ID: CVE-2012-5659CVE-2012-5660
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