Scientific Linux Security Update : xmlsec1 on SL4.x, SL5.x i386/x86_64

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 60663


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


CVE-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.


Update the affected packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 60663

File Name: sl_20090908_xmlsec1_on_SL4_x.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.2 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2012/08/01

Modified: 2014/08/16

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 5

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:P/A:N

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: 2009/09/08

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2009-0217