Scientific Linux Security Update : selinux-policy enhancement update on SL6.x i386/x86_64

High Nessus Plugin ID 63294


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


This update adds the following bugfixes :

- Due to a bug in the SELinux policy, it was not possible to run a cron job with a valid MLS (Multi Level Security) context for the sysadm_u SELinux user. This update fixes relevant SELinux policy rules and cron now works as expected in the described scenario.

- Previously, SELinux prevented 'rhevm-guest-agent-gdm-plugin' to connect to the SO_PASSCRED UNIX domain socket. Consequently, Single Sign-On (SSO) did not work because the access to the credential socket was blocked. This update fixes the relevant policy and SSO now works as expected in the described scenario.

This update has been placed in the security tree to avoid selinux bugs.


Update the affected packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 63294

File Name: sl_20121218_selinux_policy_enhancement_update_on_SL6_x.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.1 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2012/12/19

Modified: 2012/12/19

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

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: 2012/12/18