Scientific Linux Security Update : libndp on SL7.x x86_64

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 91296


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


Security Fix(es) :

- It was found that libndp did not properly validate and check the origin of Neighbor Discovery Protocol (NDP) messages. An attacker on a non-local network could use this flaw to advertise a node as a router, allowing them to perform man-in-the-middle attacks on a connecting client, or disrupt the network connectivity of that client. (CVE-2016-3698)


Update the affected libndp, libndp-debuginfo and / or libndp-devel packages.

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 91296

File Name: sl_20160517_libndp_on_SL7_x.nasl

Version: $Revision: 2.3 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2016/05/23

Modified: 2016/10/19

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 6.8

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


Base Score: 8.1

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:H/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/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: 2016/05/17

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2016-3698