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

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 60265


The remote Scientific Linux host is missing one or more security updates.


In Scientific Linux 5, the Ekiga teleconferencing application uses PWLib.

A memory management flaw was discovered in PWLib. An attacker could use this flaw to crash an application, such as Ekiga, which is linked with pwlib (CVE-2007-4897).


Update the affected pwlib and / or pwlib-devel packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 60265

File Name: sl_20071008_pwlib_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: Medium


Base Score: 5

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/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: 2007/10/08

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2007-4897

CWE: 399