Scientific Linux Security Update : ipa on SL6.x, SL7.x i386/x86_64

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 93340


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


Security Fix(es) :

- An insufficient permission check issue was found in the way IPA server treats certificate revocation requests.
An attacker logged in with the 'retrieve certificate' permission enabled could use this flaw to revoke certificates, possibly triggering a denial of service attack. (CVE-2016-5404)

This issue was discovered by Fraser Tweedale (Red Hat).

For SL7.0 and SL7.1 only, this includes updated packages for sssd, mod_auth_gssapi, and slapi-nis to satisfy dependencies.


Update the affected packages.

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 93340

File Name: sl_20160901_ipa_on_SL6_x.nasl

Version: $Revision: 2.3 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2016/09/06

Modified: 2016/10/19

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 4

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


Base Score: 6.5

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/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: 2016/09/01

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2016-5404