Scientific Linux Security Update : libguestfs on SL6.x x86_64

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 71194


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


It was found that guestfish, which enables shell scripting and command line access to libguestfs, insecurely created the temporary directory used to store the network socket when started in server mode. A local attacker could use this flaw to intercept and modify other user's guestfish command, allowing them to perform arbitrary guestfish actions with the privileges of a different user, or use this flaw to obtain authentication credentials. (CVE-2013-4419)


Update the affected packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 71194

File Name: sl_20131121_libguestfs_on_SL6_x.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.1 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2013/12/04

Modified: 2013/12/04

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 6.8

Vector: CVSS2#AV:A/AC:H/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C

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: 2013/11/21

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2013-4419