Scientific Linux Security Update : openhpi on SL7.x x86_64

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 87565


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


It was found that the '/var/lib/openhpi' directory provided by OpenHPI used world-writeable and world-readable permissions. A local user could use this flaw to view, modify, and delete OpenHPI-related data, or even fill up the storage device hosting the /var/lib directory.

The openhpi packages have been upgraded to upstream version 3.4.0, which provides a number of bug fixes and enhancements over the previous version.

This update also fixes the following bug :

- Network timeouts were handled incorrectly in the openhpid daemon. As a consequence, network connections could fail when external plug-ins were used. With this update, handling of network socket timeouts has been improved in openhpid, and the described problem no longer occurs.


Update the affected packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 87565

File Name: sl_20151119_openhpi_on_SL7_x.nasl

Version: $Revision: 2.3 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2015/12/22

Modified: 2018/01/26

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 4.7

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


Base Score: 4.7

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:L/AC:H/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:N/A:H

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: 2015/11/19

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2015-3248