Scientific Linux Security Update : coreutils on SL6.x i386/x86_64 (20131121)

medium Nessus Plugin ID 71296

Synopsis

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

Description

It was discovered that the sort, uniq, and join utilities did not properly restrict the use of the alloca() function. An attacker could use this flaw to crash those utilities by providing long input strings. (CVE-2013-0221, CVE-2013-0222, CVE-2013-0223)

Solution

Update the affected coreutils, coreutils-debuginfo and / or coreutils-libs packages.

See Also

http://www.nessus.org/u?e76295f7

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 71296

File Name: sl_20131121_coreutils_on_SL6_x.nasl

Version: 1.5

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 12/10/2013

Updated: 1/14/2021

Supported Sensors: Nessus Agent

Risk Information

VPR

Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 4.2

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 4.3

Vector: AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:fermilab:scientific_linux:coreutils, p-cpe:/a:fermilab:scientific_linux:coreutils-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:fermilab:scientific_linux:coreutils-libs, 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: 11/21/2013

Vulnerability Publication Date: 11/23/2013

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2013-0221, CVE-2013-0222, CVE-2013-0223