Scientific Linux Security Update : setroubleshoot on SL5.x, SL6.x, SL7.x i386/x86_64

Critical Nessus Plugin ID 82294


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


It was found that setroubleshoot did not sanitize file names supplied in a shell command look-up for RPMs associated with access violation reports. An attacker could use this flaw to escalate their privileges on the system by supplying a specially crafted file to the underlying shell command. (CVE-2015-1815)


Update the affected packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 82294

File Name: sl_20150326_setroubleshoot_on_SL5_x.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.2 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2015/03/27

Modified: 2015/04/01

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Critical


Base Score: 10

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/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: 2015/03/26

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2015-1815