Scientific Linux Security Update : xmlsec1 on SL4.x, SL5.x i386/x86_64
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 60663
SynopsisThe remote Scientific Linux host is missing one or more security updates.
DescriptionCVE-2009-0217 xmlsec1, mono, xml-security-c, xml-security-1.3.0-1jpp.ep1.*: XMLDsig HMAC-based signatures spoofing and authentication bypass
A missing check for the recommended minimum length of the truncated form of HMAC-based XML signatures was found in xmlsec1. An attacker could use this flaw to create a specially crafted XML file that forges an XML signature, allowing the attacker to bypass authentication that is based on the XML Signature specification. (CVE-2009-0217)
After installing the updated packages, applications that use the XML Security Library must be restarted for the update to take effect.
SolutionUpdate the affected packages.