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

High Nessus Plugin ID 60324


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


It was discovered that HSQLDB could allow the execution of arbitrary public static Java methods. A carefully crafted odb file opened in Base could execute arbitrary commands with the permissions of the user running (CVE-2007-4575)

It was discovered that HSQLDB did not have a password set on the 'sa' user. If HSQLDB has been configured as a service, a remote attacker who could connect to the HSQLDB port (tcp 9001) could execute arbitrary SQL commands. (CVE-2003-0845)

Note that in Scientific Linux 5, HSQLDB is not enabled as a service by default, and needs manual configuration in order to work as a service.


Update the affected packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 60324

File Name: sl_20071205_openoffice_org__hsqldb_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: High


Base Score: 9.3

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

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

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2007/12/05

Exploitable With


Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2003-0845, CVE-2007-4575

CWE: 94