Scientific Linux Security Update : on SL3.x, SL4.x i386/x86_64

High Nessus Plugin ID 60425


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


Sean Larsson found a heap overflow flaw in the OpenOffice memory allocator. If a carefully crafted file was opened by a victim, an attacker could use the flaw to crash or, possibly, execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2008-2152)

It was discovered that certain libraries in the Scientific Linux 3 and 4 packages had an insecure relative RPATH (runtime library search path) set in the ELF (Executable and Linking Format) header. A local user able to convince another user to run OpenOffice in an attacker-controlled directory, could run arbitrary code with the privileges of the victim. (CVE-2008-2366)


Update the affected packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 60425

File Name: sl_20080612_openoffice_org_on_SL3_x.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.2 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2012/08/01

Modified: 2016/12/14

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

Patch Publication Date: 2008/06/12

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2008-2152, CVE-2008-2366

CWE: 16, 189