Scientific Linux Security Update : selinux-policy on SL6.x i386/x86_64

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

Synopsis :

The remote Scientific Linux host is missing one or more security

Description :

The selinux-policy packages contain the rules that govern how confined
processes run on the system.

This update fixes the following bug :

- An incorrect SELinux policy prevented the qpidd service
from starting. These selinux-policy packages contain
updated SELinux rules, which allow the qpidd service to
be started correctly.

- With SELinux in enforcing mode, the ssh-keygen utility
was prevented from access to various applications and
thus could not be used to generate SSH keys for these
programs. With this update, the 'ssh_keygen_t' SELinux
domain type has been implemented as unconfined, which
ensures the ssh-keygen utility to work correctly.

All users of selinux-policy are advised to upgrade to these updated
packages, which fix these bugs.

See also :

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :


Family: Scientific Linux Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 61247 ()

Bugtraq ID:


Ready to Amp Up Your Nessus Experience?

Get Nessus Professional to scan unlimited IPs, run compliance checks & more

Buy Nessus Professional Now