Fedora 16 : systemd-37-15.fc16 (2012-2557)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 58308


The remote Fedora host is missing a security update.


This systemd update adds several fixes :

- logind created files under /run/user/ in an insecure manner. A local attacker could create a symlink inside arbitrary directories (CVE-2012-0871).

- permissions of PrivateTmp directories (RHBZ#790522)

- timedated did not run without ntp installed (RHBZ#790260)

- logind: allow PowerOff and Reboot via polkit

- loading of empty files in read_one_line_file() (fdo#45362)

- fix cgit URLs in manpages

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 systemd package.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 58308

File Name: fedora_2012-2557.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.9 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2012/03/12

Modified: 2015/10/20

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 6.3

Temporal Score: 5.2

Vector: CVSS2#AV:L/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:C/A:C

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:fedoraproject:fedora:systemd, cpe:/o:fedoraproject:fedora:16

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: 2012/02/28

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2012-0871

BID: 52230

FEDORA: 2012-2557