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

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 78642


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


A 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.


Update the affected packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 78642

File Name: sl_20141014_trousers_on_SL6_x.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.1 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2014/10/23

Modified: 2014/10/23

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 5

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/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: 2014/10/14

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2012-0698