Scientific Linux Security Update : automake on SL6.x (noarch)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 64947


The remote Scientific Linux host is missing a security update.


It was found that the distcheck rule in Automake-generated Makefiles made a directory world-writable when preparing source archives. If a malicious, local user could access this directory, they could execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the user running 'make distcheck'. (CVE-2012-3386)


Update the affected automake package.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 64947

File Name: sl_20130221_automake_on_SL6_x.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.1 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2013/03/01

Modified: 2013/03/01

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: 2013/02/21

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2012-3386