Scientific Linux Security Update : libuser on SL7.x x86_64

High Nessus Plugin ID 85004


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


Two flaws were found in the way the libuser library handled the /etc/passwd file. A local attacker could use an application compiled against libuser (for example, userhelper) to manipulate the /etc/passwd file, which could result in a denial of service or possibly allow the attacker to escalate their privileges to root.
(CVE-2015-3245, CVE-2015-3246)


Update the affected packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 85004

File Name: sl_20150723_libuser_on_SL7_x.nasl

Version: $Revision: 2.8 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2015/07/27

Modified: 2016/06/27

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.2

Vector: CVSS2#AV:L/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

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2015/07/23

Exploitable With

Core Impact

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2015-3245, CVE-2015-3246

IAVA: 2015-A-0179