Scientific Linux Security Update : abrt, libreport, btparser, and python-meh on SL6.x i386/x86_64

Low Nessus Plugin ID 61336


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


ABRT (Automatic Bug Reporting Tool) is a tool to help users to detect defects in applications and to create a bug report with all the information needed by a maintainer to fix it. It uses a plug-in system to extend its functionality. libreport provides an API for reporting different problems in applications to different bug targets, such as Bugzilla, FTP, and Trac.

The btparser utility is a backtrace parser and analyzer library, which works with backtraces produced by the GNU Project Debugger. It can parse a text file with a backtrace to a tree of C structures, allowing to analyze the threads and frames of the backtrace and process them.

The python-meh package provides a python library for handling exceptions.

If the C handler plug-in in ABRT was enabled (the abrt-addon-ccpp package installed and the abrt-ccpp service running), and the sysctl fs.suid_dumpable option was set to '2' (it is '0' by default), core dumps of set user ID (setuid) programs were created with insecure group ID permissions. This could allow local, unprivileged users to obtain sensitive information from the core dump files of setuid processes they would otherwise not be able to access. (CVE-2012-1106)

ABRT did not allow users to easily search the collected crash information for sensitive data prior to submitting it. This could lead to users unintentionally exposing sensitive information via the submitted crash reports. This update adds functionality to search across all the collected data. (CVE-2011-4088)

These updated packages include numerous bug fixes.

All users of abrt, libreport, btparser, and python-meh are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, which correct these issues.


Update the affected packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Low

ID: 61336

File Name: sl_20120620_abrt__libreport__btparser__and_python_meh_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: Low


Base Score: 1.9

Vector: CVSS2#AV:L/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:N/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: 2012/06/20

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2011-4088, CVE-2012-1106