Scientific Linux Security Update : polkit on SL7.x x86_64
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 88800
SynopsisThe remote Scientific Linux host is missing one or more security updates.
DescriptionA denial of service flaw was found in how polkit handled authorization requests. A local, unprivileged user could send malicious requests to polkit, which could then cause the polkit daemon to corrupt its memory and crash. (CVE-2015-3256)
The system must be rebooted for this update to take effect.
SolutionUpdate the affected packages.