Fedora 15 : system-config-firewall-1.2.29-4.fc15 (2011-9652)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 55753


The remote Fedora host is missing a security update.


- fixed possible privilege escalation flaw via use of python pickle (CVE-2011-2520), replaced pickle by json (rhbz#717985) and (rhbz#722991)

- stop D-BUS firewall mechanism on update, because D-BUS interface will not be compatible to old pickle version

- system-config-printer needs to get updated, too

Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding description block directly from the Fedora security advisory. Tenable has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible without introducing additional issues.


Update the affected system-config-firewall package.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 55753

File Name: fedora_2011-9652.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.8 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2011/08/02

Modified: 2015/10/20

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 6

Temporal Score: 5.2

Vector: CVSS2#AV:L/AC:H/Au:S/C:C/I:C/A:C

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:ND/RL:OF/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:fedoraproject:fedora:system-config-firewall, cpe:/o:fedoraproject:fedora:15

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/RedHat/release, Host/RedHat/rpm-list

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2011/07/23

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2011-2520

BID: 48715

FEDORA: 2011-9652