Scientific Linux Security Update : coreutils on SL6.x i386/x86_64
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 71296
SynopsisThe remote Scientific Linux host is missing one or more security updates.
DescriptionIt 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)
SolutionUpdate the affected coreutils, coreutils-debuginfo and / or coreutils-libs packages.