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

High Nessus Plugin ID 66774


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


This update adds the following enhancements :

Previously, the mysqld_safe script was unable to execute a shell (/bin/sh) with the shell_exec_t SELinux security context.
Consequently, the mysql55 and mariadb55 Software Collection packages were not working correctly. With this update, SELinux policy rules have been updated and these packages now work as expected.

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


Update the affected packages.

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 66774

File Name: sl_20130603_selinux_policy_enhancement_update_on_SL6_x.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.1 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2013/06/03

Modified: 2013/06/03

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: 2013/06/03