Scientific Linux Security Update : rhn-client-tools on SL5.x i386/x86_64

Low Nessus Plugin ID 60797


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


It was discovered that rhn-client-tools set insecure permissions on the loginAuth.pkl file, used to store session credentials for authenticating connections to servers. A local, unprivileged user could use these credentials to download packages they wouldn't normally have permission to download. They could also manipulate package or action lists associated with the system's profile.

Note: This package pulled in several other packages as dependencies in order to fix all bugs and security holes.


Update the affected packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Low

ID: 60797

File Name: sl_20100601_rhn_client_tools_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: Low


Base Score: 3.6

Vector: CVSS2#AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/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: 2010/06/01

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2010-1439