Scientific Linux Security Update : krb5-appl on SL6.x i386/x86_64
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 61079
SynopsisThe remote Scientific Linux host is missing one or more security updates.
DescriptionThe krb5-appl packages provide Kerberos-aware telnet, ftp, rcp, rsh, and rlogin clients and servers. While these have been replaced by tools such as OpenSSH in most environments, they remain in use in others.
It was found that gssftp, a Kerberos-aware FTP server, did not properly drop privileges. A remote FTP user could use this flaw to gain unauthorized read or write access to files that are owned by the root group. (CVE-2011-1526)
SolutionUpdate the affected krb5-appl-clients and / or krb5-appl-servers packages.