Scientific Linux Security Update : luci on SL6.x i386/x86_64

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 71195


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


A flaw was found in the way the luci service was initialized. If a system administrator started the luci service from a directory that was writable to by a local user, that user could use this flaw to execute arbitrary code as the root or luci user. (CVE-2013-4482)

A flaw was found in the way luci generated its configuration file. The file was created as world readable for a short period of time, allowing a local user to gain access to the authentication secrets stored in the configuration file. (CVE-2013-4481)

After installing this update, the luci service will be restarted automatically.


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

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 71195

File Name: sl_20131121_luci_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: 6.2

Vector: CVSS2#AV:L/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-2013-4481, CVE-2013-4482