Scientific Linux Security Update : hivex on SL6.x x86_64

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Synopsis :

The remote Scientific Linux host is missing one or more security

Description :

It was found that hivex attempted to read, and possibly write, beyond
its allocated buffer when reading a hive file with a very small size
or with a truncated or improperly formatted content. An attacker able
to supply a specially crafted hive file to an application using the
hivex library could possibly use this flaw to execute arbitrary code
with the privileges of the user running that application.

This update also fixes the following bug :

- The hivex(3) man page previously contained a
typographical error. This update fixes the typo.

See also :

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 4.6

Family: Scientific Linux Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 85195 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2014-9273

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