Scientific Linux Security Update : vsftpd on SL4.x, SL5.x, SL6.x i386/x86_64
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 60986
SynopsisThe remote Scientific Linux host is missing a security update.
DescriptionA flaw was discovered in the way vsftpd processed file name patterns.
An FTP user could use this flaw to cause the vsftpd process to use an excessive amount of CPU time, when processing a request with a specially crafted file name pattern. (CVE-2011-0762)
The vsftpd daemon must be restarted for this update to take effect.
SolutionUpdate the affected vsftpd package.