Scientific Linux Security Update : coreutils on SL6.x i386/x86_64

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Synopsis :

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

Description :

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)

See also :

http://www.nessus.org/u?ca4c2e54

Solution :

Update the affected coreutils, coreutils-debuginfo and / or
coreutils-libs packages.

Risk factor :

High

Family: Scientific Linux Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 99215 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2017-2616

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