Oracle Linux 6 : coreutils (ELSA-2017-0654)

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Synopsis :

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

Description :

From Red Hat Security Advisory 2017:0654 :

An update for coreutils is now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6.

Red Hat Product Security has rated this update as having a security
impact of Moderate. A Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) base
score, which gives a detailed severity rating, is available for each
vulnerability from the CVE link(s) in the References section.

The coreutils packages contain the GNU Core Utilities and represent a
combination of the previously used GNU fileutils, sh-utils, and
textutils packages.

Security Fix(es) :

* A race condition was found in the way su handled the management of
child processes. A local authenticated attacker could use this flaw to
kill other processes with root privileges under specific conditions.
(CVE-2017-2616)

Red Hat would like to thank Tobias Stockmann for reporting this
issue.

Additional Changes :

For detailed information on changes in this release, see the Red Hat
Enterprise Linux 6.9 Release Notes and Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.9
Technical Notes linked from the References section.

See also :

https://oss.oracle.com/pipermail/el-errata/2017-March/006811.html

Solution :

Update the affected coreutils packages.

Risk factor :

Low / CVSS Base Score : 1.9
(CVSS2#AV:L/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P)
CVSS Temporal Score : 1.6
(CVSS2#E:F/RL:OF/RC:ND)
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Oracle Linux Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 99068 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2017-2616

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