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

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 65653


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


A flaw was found in the way the ordered_malloc() routine in Boost sanitized the 'next_size' and 'max_size' parameters when allocating memory. If an application used the Boost C++ libraries for memory allocation, and performed memory allocation based on user-supplied input, an attacker could use this flaw to crash the application or, potentially, execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the user running the application. (CVE-2012-2677)


Update the affected packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 65653

File Name: sl_20130321_boost_on_SL5_x.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.1 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2013/03/22

Modified: 2013/03/22

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 5

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/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: 2013/03/21

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2012-2677