Scientific Linux Security Update : sl-release on SL5.1 i386/x86_64

High Nessus Plugin ID 60410


The remote Scientific Linux host is missing a security update.


The configuration file /etc/sysconfig/rhn/sources had still been set to 5rolling instead of 51. 5rolling is the development area for Scientific Linux 5. If a user was using a program that used /etc/sysconfig/rhn/sources as a configuration file, they would be getting development updates in addition to their regular security updates. This configuration problem is only seen when Scientific Linux 5 is under development, which is about to happen.


Update the affected sl-release package.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 60410

File Name: sl_20080523_sl_release_on_SL5_1.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.1 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2012/08/01

Modified: 2012/08/01

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

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: 2008/05/23