Scientific Linux Security Update : ypbind on SL3.x i386/x86_64
High Nessus Plugin ID 60411
SynopsisThe remote Scientific Linux host is missing a security update.
DescriptionThis updated package fixes the following bugs :
- after a NIS server change, for example, after a server failure, ypbind corrupted files in the '/var/yp/binding/' directory. As well, these files were not updated, possibly causing old information to be retained. In these situations, glibc attempted to read the incorrect information, resulting in errors such as 'RPC: Unable to receive; errno = Connection refused'.
- by default, NIS clients pinged NIS servers every 20 seconds. In large deployments, this added extra load, and could possibly cause a denial of service. In this updated package, a new 'ypbind' option, '-ping-interval', has been added, which allows administrators to configure the ping interval value.
SolutionUpdate the affected ypbind package.