Scientific Linux Security Update : yum on SL5.x i386/x86_64
High Nessus Plugin ID 60616
SynopsisThe remote Scientific Linux host is missing a security update.
DescriptionThis updated yum package fixes the following bugs :
- The nightly yum.cron will spew out alot of information during the add-ons section. The logging level for these information messages was turned up so that it doesn't happen during yum.cron
- The kernel-module plugin now detects when yum has chosen a kernel-module for a kernel not installed. It will put the correct kernel-module on the list to be installed, and remove the poorly choosen kernel-module from the installation list.
For SL 50 and 51 machines the following features have been added
- installonlyn is not a plugin but built into yum. To turn this feature off, put the following line in /etc/yum.conf installonly_limit = 0
The following default setting has been changed
- installonlyn defaults to 4 instead of 3
SolutionUpdate the affected yum package.