Scientific Linux Security Update : nss-pam-ldapd on SL6.x i386/x86_64

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


Synopsis :

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

Description :

An array index error, leading to a stack-based buffer overflow flaw,
was found in the way nss-pam-ldapd managed open file descriptors. An
attacker able to make a process have a large number of open file
descriptors and perform name lookups could use this flaw to cause the
process to crash or, potentially, execute arbitrary code with the
privileges of the user running the process. (CVE-2013-0288)

See also :

http://www.nessus.org/u?8506f2ae

Solution :

Update the affected nss-pam-ldapd and / or nss-pam-ldapd-debuginfo
packages.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 6.8
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)

Family: Scientific Linux Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 65020 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2013-0288