Scientific Linux Security Update : util-linux for SL4.x i386/x86_64

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 60172


The remote Scientific Linux host is missing a security update.


A flaw was found in the way the login process handled logins which did not require authentication. Certain processes which conduct their own authentication could allow a remote user to bypass intended access policies which would normally be enforced by the login process.


Update the affected util-linux package.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 60172

File Name: sl_20070501_util_linux_for_SL4_x.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.1 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2012/08/01

Modified: 2012/08/01

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 4.1

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: x-cpe:/o:fermilab:scientific_linux

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

Patch Publication Date: 2007/05/01

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2006-7108

CWE: 264