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

High Nessus Plugin ID 79081


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


An information disclosure flaw was found in mod_auth_mellon's session handling that could lead to sessions overlapping in memory. A remote attacker could potentially use this flaw to obtain data from another user's session. (CVE-2014-8566)

It was found that uninitialized data could be read when processing a user's logout request. By attempting to log out, a user could possibly cause the Apache HTTP Server to crash. (CVE-2014-8567)


Update the affected mod_auth_mellon and / or mod_auth_mellon-debuginfo packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 79081

File Name: sl_20141105_mod_auth_mellon_on_SL6_x.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.2 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2014/11/10

Modified: 2014/11/17

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 9.4

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

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: 2014/11/05

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2014-8566, CVE-2014-8567