Scientific Linux Security Update : pki-core on SL6.x i386/x86_64

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 85205


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


Multiple cross-site scripting flaws were discovered in the Red Hat Certificate System Agent and End Entity pages. An attacker could use these flaws to perform a cross-site scripting (XSS) attack against victims using the Certificate System's web interface. (CVE-2012-2662)

This update also fixes the following bugs :

- Previously, pki-core required the SSL version 3 (SSLv3) protocol ranges to communicate with the 389-ds-base packages. However, recent changes to 389-ds-base disabled the default use of SSLv3 and enforced using protocol ranges supported by secure protocols, such as the TLS protocol. As a consequence, the CA failed to install during an Identity Management (IdM) server installation. This update adds TLS-related parameters to the server.xml file of the CA to fix this problem, and running the ipa-server- install command now installs the CA as expected.

- Previously, the ipa-server-install script failed when attempting to configure a stand-alone CA on systems with OpenJDK version 1.8.0 installed. The pki-core build and runtime dependencies have been modified to use OpenJDK version 1.7.0 during the stand-alone CA configuration.
As a result, ipa-server-install no longer fails in this situation.

- Creating a Scientific Linux 7 replica from a Scientific Linux 6 replica running the CA service sometimes failed in IdM deployments where the initial Scientific Linux 6 CA master had been removed. This could cause problems in some situations, such as when migrating from Scientific Linux 6 to Scientific Linux 7. The bug occurred due to a problem in a previous version of IdM where the subsystem user, created during the initial CA server installation, was removed together with the initial master. This update adds the script that restores the subsystem user in the described situation, thus enabling administrators to create a Scientific Linux 7 replica in this scenario.

- Several Java import statements specify wildcard arguments. However, due to the use of wildcard arguments in the import statements of the source code contained in the Scientific Linux 6 maintenance branch, a name space collision created the potential for an incorrect class to be utilized. As a consequence, the Token Processing System (TPS) rebuild test failed with an error message.
This update addresses the bug by supplying the fully named class in all of the affected areas, and the TPS rebuild test no longer fails.

- Previously, pki-core failed to build with the rebased version of the CMake build system during the TPS rebuild test. The pki-core build files have been updated to comply with the rebased version of CMake. As a result, pki-core builds successfully in the described scenario.


Update the affected packages.

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 85205

File Name: sl_20150722_pki_core_on_SL6_x.nasl

Version: $Revision: 2.1 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2015/08/04

Modified: 2015/08/04

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 4.3

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

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-2012-2662