Scientific Linux Security Update : util-linux on SL7.x x86_64

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 95864


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


Security Fix(es) :

- It was found that util-linux's libblkid library did not properly handle Extended Boot Record (EBR) partitions when reading MS-DOS partition tables. An attacker with physical USB access to a protected machine could insert a storage device with a specially crafted partition table that could, for example, trigger an infinite loop in systemd-udevd, resulting in a denial of service on that machine. (CVE-2016-5011)

Additional Changes :


Update the affected packages.

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 95864

File Name: sl_20161103_util_linux_on_SL7_x.nasl

Version: $Revision: 3.3 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2016/12/15

Modified: 2018/01/26

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 4.7

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


Base Score: 4.3

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:P/AC:L/PR:N/UI:R/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-2016-5011