Scientific Linux Security Update : openhpi on SL7.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 the '/var/lib/openhpi' directory provided by OpenHPI
used world-writeable and world-readable permissions. A local user
could use this flaw to view, modify, and delete OpenHPI-related data,
or even fill up the storage device hosting the /var/lib directory.
(CVE-2015-3248)

The openhpi packages have been upgraded to upstream version 3.4.0,
which provides a number of bug fixes and enhancements over the
previous version.

This update also fixes the following bug :

- Network timeouts were handled incorrectly in the
openhpid daemon. As a consequence, network connections
could fail when external plug-ins were used. With this
update, handling of network socket timeouts has been
improved in openhpid, and the described problem no
longer occurs.

See also :

http://www.nessus.org/u?9584ba57

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 4.7
(CVSS2#AV:L/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:C)

Family: Scientific Linux Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 87565 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2015-3248

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