Scientific Linux Security Update : grub2 on SL7.x x86_64

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Synopsis :

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

Description :

A flaw was found in the way the grub2 handled backspace characters
entered in username and password prompts. An attacker with access to
the system console could use this flaw to bypass grub2 password
protection and gain administrative access to the system.
(CVE-2015-8370)

This update also fixes the following bug :

- When upgrading from Scientific Linux 7.1 and earlier, a
configured boot password was not correctly migrated to
the newly introduced user.cfg configuration files. This
could possibly prevent system administrators from
changing grub2 configuration during system boot even if
they provided the correct password. This update corrects
the password migration script and the incorrectly
generated user.cfg file.

See also :

http://www.nessus.org/u?2ad0a4c1

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 6.9
(CVSS2#AV:L/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)

Family: Scientific Linux Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 87586 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2015-8370

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