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

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 87062


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


It was found that ABRT may have exposed unintended information to Red Hat Bugzilla during crash reporting. A bug in the libreport library caused changes made by a user in files included in a crash report to be discarded. As a result, Bugzilla attachments may contain data that was not intended to be made public, including host names, IP addresses, or command line options. (CVE-2015-5302)

This flaw did not affect default installations of ABRT on Scientific Linux as they do not post data to Red Hat Bugzilla.


Update the affected packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 87062

File Name: sl_20151123_libreport_on_SL6_x.nasl

Version: $Revision: 2.2 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2015/11/25

Modified: 2015/12/09

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 5

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:N/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: 2015/11/23

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2015-5302