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

Low Nessus Plugin ID 60289


The remote Scientific Linux host is missing a security update.


An algorithmic complexity weakness was found in the way the mcstrans daemon handled ranges of compartments in sensitivity labels. A local user could trigger this flaw causing mctransd to temporarily stop responding to other requests; a partial denial of service.

This update also fixes a problem where the mcstrans daemon was preventing SSH connections into an SELinux box, that was running a Multi-Level Security (MLS) Policy with multiple categories


Update the affected mcstrans package.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Low

ID: 60289

File Name: sl_20071107_mcstrans_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: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: 2007/11/07

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2007-4570

CWE: 20