Scientific Linux Security Update : libuser on SL7.x x86_64

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Synopsis :

The remote Scientific Linux host is missing one or more security

Description :

Two flaws were found in the way the libuser library handled the
/etc/passwd file. A local attacker could use an application compiled
against libuser (for example, userhelper) to manipulate the
/etc/passwd file, which could result in a denial of service or
possibly allow the attacker to escalate their privileges to root.
(CVE-2015-3245, CVE-2015-3246)

See also :

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.2
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Scientific Linux Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 85004 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2015-3245

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