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

High Nessus Plugin ID 76448


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


An integer overflow flaw was found in the way the lzo library decompressed certain archives compressed with the LZO algorithm. An attacker could create a specially crafted LZO-compressed input that, when decompressed by an application using the lzo library, would cause that application to crash or, potentially, execute arbitrary code.

For the update to take effect, all services linked to the lzo library must be restarted or the system rebooted.


Update the affected packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 76448

File Name: sl_20140709_lzo_on_SL6_x.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.1 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2014/07/10

Modified: 2014/07/10

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

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: 2014/07/09

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2014-4607