Scientific Linux Security Update : xfsprogs 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 discovered that the xfs_metadump tool of the xfsprogs suite did
not fully adhere to the standards of obfuscation described in its man
page. In case a user with the necessary privileges used xfs_metadump
and relied on the advertised obfuscation, the generated data could
contain unexpected traces of potentially sensitive information.
(CVE-2012-2150)

The xfsprogs packages have been upgraded to upstream version 3.2.2,
which provides a number of bug fixes and enhancements over the
previous version. This release also includes updates present in
upstream version 3.2.3, although it omits the mkfs.xfs default disk
format change (for metadata checksumming) which is present upstream.

See also :

http://www.nessus.org/u?b0c39b32

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 5.0
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P)

Family: Scientific Linux Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 87579 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2012-2150

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