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

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Synopsis :

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

Description :

It was discovered that dracut created initramfs images as world
readable. A local user could possibly use this flaw to obtain
sensitive information from these files, such as iSCSI authentication
passwords, encrypted root file system crypttab passwords, or other
information. (CVE-2012-4453)

See also :

http://www.nessus.org/u?ccea865b

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

Low / CVSS Base Score : 2.1
(CVSS2#AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:N/A:N)

Family: Scientific Linux Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 71297 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2012-4453