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
updates.

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.
(CVE-2014-9273)

This update also fixes the following bug :

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

See also :

http://www.nessus.org/u?4ca6c762

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 4.6
(CVSS2#AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)

Family: Scientific Linux Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 85195 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2014-9273

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