Scientific Linux Security Update : libguestfs on SL6.x 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 :

It was found that guestfish, which enables shell scripting and command
line access to libguestfs, insecurely created the temporary directory
used to store the network socket when started in server mode. A local
attacker could use this flaw to intercept and modify other user's
guestfish command, allowing them to perform arbitrary guestfish
actions with the privileges of a different user, or use this flaw to
obtain authentication credentials. (CVE-2013-4419)

See also :

http://www.nessus.org/u?df13d173

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

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

Family: Scientific Linux Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 71194 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2013-4419