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

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 95864

Synopsis

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

Description

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 :

Solution

Update the affected packages.

See Also

http://www.nessus.org/u?bc8d7b57

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 95864

File Name: sl_20161103_util_linux_on_SL7_x.nasl

Version: 3.4

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2016/12/15

Updated: 2018/12/28

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 4.7

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

CVSS v3.0

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

Patch Publication Date: 2016/11/03

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2016-5011