Scientific Linux Security Update : polkit on SL7.x x86_64

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Synopsis :

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

Description :

A denial of service flaw was found in how polkit handled authorization
requests. A local, unprivileged user could send malicious requests to
polkit, which could then cause the polkit daemon to corrupt its memory
and crash. (CVE-2015-3256)

The system must be rebooted for this update to take effect.

See also :

http://www.nessus.org/u?1ecb8519

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: 88800 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2015-3256

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