Scientific Linux Security Update : yum-updatesd on SL5.x (noarch)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 77018


The remote Scientific Linux host is missing a security update.


It was discovered that yum-updatesd did not properly perform RPM package signature checks. When yum-updatesd was configured to automatically install updates, a remote attacker could use this flaw to install a malicious update on the target system using an unsigned RPM or an RPM signed with an untrusted key. (CVE-2014-0022)

After installing this update, the yum-updatesd service will be restarted automatically.


Update the affected yum-updatesd package.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 77018

File Name: sl_20140805_yum_updatesd_on_SL5_x.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.1 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2014/08/06

Modified: 2014/08/06

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 5

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

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: 2014/08/05

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2014-0022