Scientific Linux Security Update : rpm on SL4.x i386/x86_64

high Nessus Plugin ID 60851
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The remote Scientific Linux host is missing one or more security updates.


It was discovered that RPM did not remove setuid and setgid bits set on binaries when upgrading or removing packages. A local attacker able to create hard links to binaries could use this flaw to keep those binaries on the system, at a specific version level and with the setuid or setgid bit set, even if the package providing them was upgraded or removed by a system administrator. This could have security implications if a package was upgraded or removed because of a security flaw in a setuid or setgid program. (CVE-2005-4889, CVE-2010-2059)


Update the affected packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 60851

File Name: sl_20100907_rpm_on_SL4_x.nasl

Version: 1.5

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 8/1/2012

Updated: 1/14/2021

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.9


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.2

Vector: AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C

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: 9/7/2010

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2005-4889, CVE-2010-2059