Scientific Linux Security Update : yum on SL5.x i386/x86_64

High Nessus Plugin ID 60708


The remote Scientific Linux host is missing a security update.


This updated yum package fixes the following bugs :

- The kernel module plugin has been updated to deal with the situation where both a package that has a kernel module (such as openafs) is being updated at the same time that a kernel is being updated, while an old kernel is being removed.

- string TypeError bug - Reported and Fixed by Yannick Perret

- negative sack length bug - Reported and Fixed by Tim Rupp


Update the affected yum package.

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 60708

File Name: sl_20091215_yum_on_SL5_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: 2009/12/15