Scientific Linux Security Update : util-linux on SL7.x x86_64

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Synopsis :

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

Description :

Security Fix(es) :

- It was found that util-linux's libblkid library did not
properly handle Extended Boot Record (EBR) partitions
when reading MS-DOS partition tables. An attacker with
physical USB access to a protected machine could insert
a storage device with a specially crafted partition
table that could, for example, trigger an infinite loop
in systemd-udevd, resulting in a denial of service on
that machine. (CVE-2016-5011)

Additional Changes :

See also :

http://www.nessus.org/u?246b2d24

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: 95864 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2016-5011

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