Scientific Linux Security Update : shadow-utils on SL3.x i386/x86_64

Low Nessus Plugin ID 60203


The remote Scientific Linux host is missing a security update.


A flaw was found in the useradd tool in shadow-utils. A new user's mailbox, when created, could have random permissions for a short period. This could allow a local attacker to read or modify the mailbox. (CVE-2006-1174)


Update the affected shadow-utils package.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Low

ID: 60203

File Name: sl_20070611_shadow_utils_on_SL3.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.1 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2012/08/01

Modified: 2012/08/01

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Low


Base Score: 3.7

Vector: CVSS2#AV:L/AC:H/Au:N/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: 2007/06/11

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2006-1174