Scientific Linux Security Update : tigervnc on SL6.x i386/x86_64

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 61069


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


Virtual Network Computing (VNC) is a remote display system which allows you to view a computer's desktop environment not only on the machine where it is running, but from anywhere on the Internet and from a wide variety of machine architectures. TigerVNC is a suite of VNC servers and clients.

It was discovered that vncviewer could prompt for and send authentication credentials to a remote server without first properly validating the server's X.509 certificate. As vncviewer did not indicate that the certificate was bad or missing, a man-in-the-middle attacker could use this flaw to trick a vncviewer client into connecting to a spoofed VNC server, allowing the attacker to obtain the client's credentials. (CVE-2011-1775)

All tigervnc users should upgrade to these updated packages, which contain a backported patch to correct this issue.


Update the affected packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 61069

File Name: sl_20110615_tigervnc_on_SL6_x.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.1 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2012/08/01

Modified: 2012/08/01

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 5.8

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

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: 2011/06/15

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2011-1775