This script is Copyright (C) 2012 Tenable Network Security, Inc.
The remote Scientific Linux host is missing one or more security
It was discovered that RPM did not remove setuid and setgid bits set
on binaries when upgrading packages. A local attacker able to create
hard links to binaries could use this flaw to keep those binaries on
the system, at a specific version level and with the setuid or setgid
bit set, even if the package providing them was upgraded by a system
administrator. This could have security implications if a package was
upgraded because of a security flaw in a setuid or setgid program.
This update also fixes the following bug :
- A memory leak in the communication between RPM and the
Security-Enhanced Linux (SELinux) subsystem, which could
have caused extensive memory consumption. In reported
cases, this issue was triggered by running rhn_check
when errata were scheduled to be applied. (BZ#627630)
See also :
Update the affected packages.
Risk factor :
High / CVSS Base Score : 7.2