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

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 71296


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


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)


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

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 71296

File Name: sl_20131121_coreutils_on_SL6_x.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.1 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2013/12/10

Modified: 2013/12/10

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 4.3

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

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