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
updates.

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 :

http://www.nessus.org/u?1bdc2d01

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.2
(CVSS2#AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Scientific Linux Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 85004 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2015-3245
CVE-2015-3246

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