Scientific Linux Security Update : systemtap on SL4.x, SL5.x i386/x86_64

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 60557


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


A race condition was discovered in SystemTap that could allow users in the stapusr group to elevate privileges to that of members of the stapdev group (and hence root), bypassing directory confinement restrictions and allowing them to insert arbitrary SystemTap kernel modules. (CVE-2009-0784)


Update the affected packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 60557

File Name: sl_20090326_systemtap_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: Medium


Base Score: 6.9

Vector: CVSS2#AV:L/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: 2009/03/26

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2009-0784

CWE: 362