Scientific Linux Security Update : automake on SL6.x (noarch)

This script is Copyright (C) 2013 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

The remote Scientific Linux host is missing a security update.

Description :

It was found that the distcheck rule in Automake-generated Makefiles
made a directory world-writable when preparing source archives. If a
malicious, local user could access this directory, they could execute
arbitrary code with the privileges of the user running 'make
distcheck'. (CVE-2012-3386)

See also :

http://www.nessus.org/u?bba98eb4

Solution :

Update the affected automake package.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 4.4
(CVSS2#AV:L/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)

Family: Scientific Linux Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 64947 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2012-3386