Scientific Linux Security Update : systemd on SL7.x x86_64

This script is Copyright (C) 2016 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

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

Description :

Security Fix(es) :

- A flaw was found in the way systemd handled empty
notification messages. A local attacker could use this
flaw to make systemd freeze its execution, preventing
further management of system services, system shutdown,
or zombie process collection via systemd.
(CVE-2016-7795)

Bug Fix(es) :

- Previously, the udev device manager automatically
enabled all memory banks on IBM z System installations.
As a consequence, hot plug memory was enabled
automatically, which was incorrect. With this update,
system architecture checks have been added to the udev
rules to address the problem. As a result, hot plug
memory is no longer automatically enabled.

See also :

http://www.nessus.org/u?c52fa0f0

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 4.9
(CVSS2#AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:C)

Family: Scientific Linux Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 95862 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2016-7795

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