Scientific Linux Security Update : openhpi on SL7.x x86_64
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 87565
SynopsisThe remote Scientific Linux host is missing one or more security updates.
DescriptionIt 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.
SolutionUpdate the affected packages.