Scientific Linux Security Update : coreutils 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 :

It was discovered that the sort, uniq, and join utilities did not
properly restrict the use of the alloca() function. An attacker could
use this flaw to crash those utilities by providing long input
strings. (CVE-2013-0221, CVE-2013-0222, CVE-2013-0223)

See also :

http://www.nessus.org/u?6a535fce

Solution :

Update the affected coreutils, coreutils-debuginfo and / or
coreutils-libs packages.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 4.3
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P)

Family: Scientific Linux Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 71296 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2013-0221
CVE-2013-0222
CVE-2013-0223