Scientific Linux Security Update : pki-core on SL6.x i386/x86_64

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Synopsis :

The remote Scientific Linux host is missing one or more security
updates.

Description :

Multiple cross-site scripting flaws were discovered in the Red Hat
Certificate System Agent and End Entity pages. An attacker could use
these flaws to perform a cross-site scripting (XSS) attack against
victims using the Certificate System's web interface. (CVE-2012-2662)

This update also fixes the following bugs :

- Previously, pki-core required the SSL version 3 (SSLv3)
protocol ranges to communicate with the 389-ds-base
packages. However, recent changes to 389-ds-base
disabled the default use of SSLv3 and enforced using
protocol ranges supported by secure protocols, such as
the TLS protocol. As a consequence, the CA failed to
install during an Identity Management (IdM) server
installation. This update adds TLS-related parameters to
the server.xml file of the CA to fix this problem, and
running the ipa-server- install command now installs the
CA as expected.

- Previously, the ipa-server-install script failed when
attempting to configure a stand-alone CA on systems with
OpenJDK version 1.8.0 installed. The pki-core build and
runtime dependencies have been modified to use OpenJDK
version 1.7.0 during the stand-alone CA configuration.
As a result, ipa-server-install no longer fails in this
situation.

- Creating a Scientific Linux 7 replica from a Scientific
Linux 6 replica running the CA service sometimes failed
in IdM deployments where the initial Scientific Linux 6
CA master had been removed. This could cause problems in
some situations, such as when migrating from Scientific
Linux 6 to Scientific Linux 7. The bug occurred due to a
problem in a previous version of IdM where the subsystem
user, created during the initial CA server installation,
was removed together with the initial master. This
update adds the restore-subsystem-user.py script that
restores the subsystem user in the described situation,
thus enabling administrators to create a Scientific
Linux 7 replica in this scenario.

- Several Java import statements specify wildcard
arguments. However, due to the use of wildcard arguments
in the import statements of the source code contained in
the Scientific Linux 6 maintenance branch, a name space
collision created the potential for an incorrect class
to be utilized. As a consequence, the Token Processing
System (TPS) rebuild test failed with an error message.
This update addresses the bug by supplying the fully
named class in all of the affected areas, and the TPS
rebuild test no longer fails.

- Previously, pki-core failed to build with the rebased
version of the CMake build system during the TPS rebuild
test. The pki-core build files have been updated to
comply with the rebased version of CMake. As a result,
pki-core builds successfully in the described scenario.

See also :

http://www.nessus.org/u?9f3a87c1

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 4.3
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:P/A:N)

Family: Scientific Linux Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 85205 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2012-2662

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