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

High Nessus Plugin ID 85204


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


A flaw was found in the way pacemaker, a cluster resource manager, evaluated added nodes in certain situations. A user with read-only access could potentially assign any other existing roles to themselves and then add privileges to other users as well. (CVE-2015-1867)

This update also fixes the following bugs :

- Due to a race condition, nodes that gracefully shut down occasionally had difficulty rejoining the cluster. As a consequence, nodes could come online and be shut down again immediately by the cluster. This bug has been fixed, and the 'shutdown' attribute is now cleared properly.

- Prior to this update, the pacemaker utility caused an unexpected termination of the attrd daemon after a system update to Scientific Linux 6.6. The bug has been fixed so that attrd no longer crashes when pacemaker starts.

- Previously, the access control list (ACL) of the pacemaker utility allowed a role assignment to the Cluster Information Base (CIB) with a read-only permission. With this update, ACL is enforced and can no longer be bypassed by the user without the write permission, thus fixing this bug.

- Prior to this update, the ClusterMon (crm_mon) utility did not trigger an external agent script with the '-E' parameter to monitor the Cluster Information Base (CIB) when the pacemaker utility was used. A patch has been provided to fix this bug, and crm_mon now calls the agent script when the '-E' parameter is used.


Update the affected packages.

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 85204

File Name: sl_20150722_pacemaker_on_SL6_x.nasl

Version: $Revision: 2.2 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2015/08/04

Modified: 2015/08/13

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.5

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/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: 2015/07/22

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2015-1867