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

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 61188


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


This Identity Management Application is a centralized authentication, identity management and authorization solution for both traditional and cloud based enterprise environments. It integrates components of the Upstream Directory Server, MIT Kerberos, the Upstream Certificate System, NTP, and DNS. It provides web browser and command-line interfaces. Its administration tools allow an administrator to quickly install, set up, and administer a group of domain controllers to meet the authentication and identity management requirements of large scale Linux and UNIX deployments.

A Cross-Site Request Forgery (CSRF) flaw was found in this package. If a remote attacker could trick a user, who was logged into the management web interface, into visiting a specially crafted URL, the attacker could perform configuration changes with the privileges of the logged in user. (CVE-2011-3636)

Due to the changes required to fix CVE-2011-3636, client tools will need to be updated for client systems to communicate with updated servers. New client systems will need to have the updated ipa-client package installed to be enrolled. Already enrolled client systems will need to have the updated certmonger package installed to be able to renew their system certificate. Note that system certificates are valid for two years by default.

This update includes several bug fixes. Space precludes documenting all of these changes in this advisory.

Users of this software should upgrade to these updated packages, which correct these issues.

A number of additional packages were added to the security repository so that this package could be installed on older SL systems.


Update the affected packages.

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 61188

File Name: sl_20111206_ipa_on_SL6_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: 6.8

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/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: 2011/12/06

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2011-3636