Scientific Linux Security Update : ibutils on SL5.x i386/x86_64

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 61262


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


The ibutils packages provide InfiniBand network and path diagnostics.

It was found that the ibmssh executable had an insecure relative RPATH (runtime library search path) set in the ELF (Executable and Linking Format) header. A local user able to convince another user to run ibmssh in an attacker-controlled directory could run arbitrary code with the privileges of the victim. (CVE-2008-3277)

This update also fixes the following bug :

- Under certain circumstances, the 'ibdiagnet -r' command could suffer from memory corruption and terminate with a 'double free or corruption' message and a backtrace.
With this update, the correct memory management function is used to prevent the corruption.

All users of ibutils are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, which contain backported patches to correct these issues.


Update the affected packages.

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 61262

File Name: sl_20120221_ibutils_on_SL5_x.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.2 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2012/08/01

Modified: 2014/04/17

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 4.4

Vector: CVSS2#AV:L/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: 2012/02/21

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2008-3277