Scientific Linux Security Update : mcstrans on SL5.x i386/x86_64

This script is Copyright (C) 2012 Tenable Network Security, Inc.

Synopsis :

The remote Scientific Linux host is missing a security update.

Description :

An algorithmic complexity weakness was found in the way the mcstrans
daemon handled ranges of compartments in sensitivity labels. A local
user could trigger this flaw causing mctransd to temporarily stop
responding to other requests; a partial denial of service.

This update also fixes a problem where the mcstrans daemon was
preventing SSH connections into an SELinux box, that was running a
Multi-Level Security (MLS) Policy with multiple categories

See also :

Solution :

Update the affected mcstrans package.

Risk factor :

Low / CVSS Base Score : 1.9

Family: Scientific Linux Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 60289 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2007-4570

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