Scientific Linux Security Update : util-linux on SL7.x x86_64
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 95864
SynopsisThe remote Scientific Linux host is missing one or more security updates.
DescriptionSecurity 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 :
SolutionUpdate the affected packages.