Scientific Linux Security Update : xfsprogs on SL7.x x86_64

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 87579


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


It was discovered that the xfs_metadump tool of the xfsprogs suite did not fully adhere to the standards of obfuscation described in its man page. In case a user with the necessary privileges used xfs_metadump and relied on the advertised obfuscation, the generated data could contain unexpected traces of potentially sensitive information.

The xfsprogs packages have been upgraded to upstream version 3.2.2, which provides a number of bug fixes and enhancements over the previous version. This release also includes updates present in upstream version 3.2.3, although it omits the mkfs.xfs default disk format change (for metadata checksumming) which is present upstream.


Update the affected packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 87579

File Name: sl_20151119_xfsprogs_on_SL7_x.nasl

Version: $Revision: 2.1 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2015/12/22

Modified: 2015/12/22

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 5

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/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: 2015/11/19

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2012-2150