Scientific Linux Security Update : RDMA stack on SL6.x i386/x86_64

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Synopsis :

The remote Scientific Linux host is missing one or more security

Description :

A flaw was found in the way ibutils handled temporary files. A local
attacker could use this flaw to cause arbitrary files to be
overwritten as the root user via a symbolic link attack.

It was discovered that librdmacm used a static port to connect to the
ib_acm service. A local attacker able to run a specially crafted
ib_acm service on that port could use this flaw to provide incorrect
address resolution information to librmdacm applications.

This advisory updates the following packages to the latest upstream
releases, providing a number of bug fixes and enhancements over the
previous versions :

Several bugs have been fixed in the openmpi, mpitests, ibutils, and
infinipath-psm packages.

The most notable changes in these updated packages from the RDMA stack
are the following :

- Multiple bugs in the Message Passing Interface (MPI)
test packages were resolved, allowing more of the
mpitest applications to pass on the underlying MPI

- The libmlx4 package now includes dracut module files to
ensure that any necessary custom configuration of mlx4
port types is included in the initramfs dracut builds.

- Multiple test programs in the perftest and qperf
packages now work properly over RoCE interfaces, or when
specifying the use of rdmacm queue pairs.

- The mstflint package has been updated to the latest
upstream version, which is now capable of burning
firmware on newly released Mellanox Connect-IB hardware.

- A compatibility problem between the openmpi and
infinipath-psm packages has been resolved with new
builds of these packages.

See also :

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 6.3

Family: Scientific Linux Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 71294 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2012-4516

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