Scientific Linux Security Update : hivex on SL6.x x86_64
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 85195
SynopsisThe remote Scientific Linux host is missing one or more security updates.
DescriptionIt was found that hivex attempted to read, and possibly write, beyond its allocated buffer when reading a hive file with a very small size or with a truncated or improperly formatted content. An attacker able to supply a specially crafted hive file to an application using the hivex library could possibly use this flaw to execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the user running that application.
This update also fixes the following bug :
- The hivex(3) man page previously contained a typographical error. This update fixes the typo.
SolutionUpdate the affected packages.