Scientific Linux Security Update : aide on SL5.x i386/x86_64

Low Nessus Plugin ID 60244


The remote Scientific Linux host is missing a security update.


A flaw was discovered in the way file checksums were stored in the AIDE database. A packaging flaw in the Red Hat AIDE rpm resulted in the file database not containing any file checksum information. This could prevent AIDE from detecting certain file modifications.

This update also fixes the following bugs :

- certain configurations could result in a segmentation fault upon initialization.

- AIDE was unable to open its log file in the LSPP evaluated configuration.

- if AIDE found SELinux context differences, the changed files report it generated only included the first 32 characters of the context.


Update the affected aide package.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Low

ID: 60244

File Name: sl_20070904_aide_on_SL5_x.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: 1.9

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

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: 2007/09/04

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2007-3849

CWE: 264