Scientific Linux Security Update : elinks on SL5.x, SL6.x i386/x86_64

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 64566


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


It was found that ELinks performed client credentials delegation during the client-to-server GSS security mechanisms negotiation. A rogue server could use this flaw to obtain the client's credentials and impersonate that client to other servers that are using GSSAPI.


Update the affected elinks and / or elinks-debuginfo packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 64566

File Name: sl_20130211_elinks_on_SL5_x.nasl

Version: 1.2

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2013/02/12

Updated: 2018/12/31

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 5.1

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:H/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: 2013/02/11

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2012-4545