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

High Nessus Plugin ID 60482


The remote Scientific Linux host is missing a security update.


When RedHat started putting the %{dist} variable into their rpm names, it took the Scientific Linux developers a while to believe that was what they were really going to settle on. (There were two other distribution naming schemes RedHat used before this, so we thought this one would only last a month or two.) As a result, we ended up with several security updates with poor names. These poorly named packages could not be updated when newer security updates came out.

This yum update contains a plugin called 'versionfix'. Versionfix allows yum to update poorly named packages. These poorly named packages will be updated the next time yum is run. On a normal system, this will be the next day.


Update the affected yum package.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 60482

File Name: sl_20081006_yum_on_SL4_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

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: 2008/10/06