Scientific Linux Security Update : abrt and libreport on SL6.x i386/x86_64
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 64423
SynopsisThe remote Scientific Linux host is missing one or more security updates.
DescriptionIt was found that the /usr/libexec/abrt-action-install-debuginfo-to-abrt-cache tool did not sufficiently sanitize its environment variables. This could lead to Python modules being loaded and run from non-standard directories (such as /tmp/). A local attacker could use this flaw to escalate their privileges to that of the abrt user. (CVE-2012-5659)
A race condition was found in the way ABRT handled the directories used to store information about crashes. A local attacker with the privileges of the abrt user could use this flaw to perform a symbolic link attack, possibly allowing them to escalate their privileges to root. (CVE-2012-5660)
SolutionUpdate the affected packages.