Scientific Linux Security Update : xmlsec1 on SL4.x, SL5.x i386/x86_64

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 61032


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


A flaw was found in the way xmlsec1 handled XML files that contain an XSLT transformation specification. A specially crafted XML file could cause xmlsec1 to create or overwrite an arbitrary file while performing the verification of a file's digital signature.

After installing the update, all running applications that use the xmlsec1 library must be restarted for the update to take effect.


Update the affected packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 61032

File Name: sl_20110504_xmlsec1_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: 5.1

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:H/Au:N/C:P/I:P/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: 2011/05/04

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2011-1425