Scientific Linux Security Update : coreutils on SL4.x i386/x86_64
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 60450
SynopsisThe remote Scientific Linux host is missing a security update.
DescriptionThe coreutils packages were found to not use the pam_succeed_if Pluggable Authentication Module (PAM) correctly in the configuration file for the 'su' command. Any local user could use this command to change to a locked or expired user account if the target account's password was known to the user running 'su'. These updated packages, correctly, only allow the root user to switch to locked or expired accounts using 'su'. (CVE-2008-1946)
SolutionUpdate the affected coreutils package.