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) :

- 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)

Bug Fix(es) :

- The 'findmnt --target <path>' command prints all file
systems where the mount point directory is <path>.
Previously, when used in the chroot environment,
'findmnt --target <path>' incorrectly displayed all
mount points. The command has been fixed so that it now
checks the mount point path and returns information only
for the relevant mount point.

See also :

http://www.nessus.org/u?27b1b8b9

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

High

Family: Scientific Linux Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 99354 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2017-2616

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