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

medium Nessus Plugin ID 60957


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


An insecure temporary file use flaw was found in ccs_tool. A local attacker could use this flaw to conduct a symbolic link attack, allowing them to overwrite (with the output of ccs_tool) an arbitrary file writable by the victim running ccs_tool. (CVE-2008-6552)


Update the affected ccs and / or ccs-devel packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 60957

File Name: sl_20110216_ccs_on_SL4_x.nasl

Version: 1.5

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 8/1/2012

Updated: 1/14/2021

Supported Sensors: Nessus Agent

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.9


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 6.9

Vector: AV:L/AC:M/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: 2/16/2011

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2008-6552

CWE: 59