Scientific Linux Security Update : vsftpd on SL4.x, SL5.x, SL6.x i386/x86_64

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 60986


The remote Scientific Linux host is missing a security update.


A 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.


Update the affected vsftpd package.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 60986

File Name: sl_20110309_vsftpd_on_SL4_x.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.2 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2012/08/01

Modified: 2014/08/16

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 4

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:S/C:N/I:N/A:P

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: 2011/03/09

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2011-0762