Scientific Linux Security Update : trousers on SL6.x i386/x86_64
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 78642
SynopsisThe remote Scientific Linux host is missing one or more security updates.
DescriptionA flaw was found in the way tcsd, the daemon that manages Trusted Computing resources, processed incoming TCP packets. A remote attacker could send a specially crafted TCP packet that, when processed by tcsd, could cause the daemon to crash. Note that by default tcsd accepts requests on localhost only. (CVE-2012-0698)
The trousers package has been upgraded to upstream version 0.3.13, which provides a number of bug fixes and enhancements over the previous version, including corrected internal symbol names to avoid collisions with other applications, fixed memory leaks, added IPv6 support, fixed buffer handling in tcsd, as well as changed the license to BSD.
SolutionUpdate the affected packages.