Scientific Linux Security Update : automake on SL5.x (noarch)
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 77954
SynopsisThe remote Scientific Linux host is missing a security update.
DescriptionIt was found that the distcheck rule in Automake-generated Makefiles made a directory world-writable when preparing source archives. If a malicious, local user could access this directory, they could execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the user running 'make distcheck'. (CVE-2012-3386)
SolutionUpdate the affected automake package.