Scientific Linux Security Update : systemd on SL7.x x86_64

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 95862


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


Security Fix(es) :

- A flaw was found in the way systemd handled empty notification messages. A local attacker could use this flaw to make systemd freeze its execution, preventing further management of system services, system shutdown, or zombie process collection via systemd.

Bug Fix(es) :

- Previously, the udev device manager automatically enabled all memory banks on IBM z System installations.
As a consequence, hot plug memory was enabled automatically, which was incorrect. With this update, system architecture checks have been added to the udev rules to address the problem. As a result, hot plug memory is no longer automatically enabled.


Update the affected packages.

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 95862

File Name: sl_20161103_systemd_on_SL7_x.nasl

Version: $Revision: 3.1 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2016/12/15

Modified: 2016/12/15

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 4.9

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


Base Score: 5.5

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:L/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: 2016/11/03

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2016-7795