Scientific Linux Security Update : abrt and libreport on SL6.x i386/x86_64

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Synopsis :

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

Description :

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
root. (CVE-2012-5660)

See also :

http://www.nessus.org/u?0b33fdd3

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 6.9
(CVSS2#AV:L/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)

Family: Scientific Linux Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 64423 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2012-5659
CVE-2012-5660