Scientific Linux Security Update : ipa on SL7.x x86_64

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 96280


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


Security Fix(es) :

- It was discovered that the default IdM password policies that lock out accounts after a certain number of failed login attempts were also applied to host and service accounts. A remote unauthenticated user could use this flaw to cause a denial of service attack against kerberized services. (CVE-2016-7030)

- It was found that IdM's certprofile-mod command did not properly check the user's permissions while modifying certificate profiles. An authenticated, unprivileged attacker could use this flaw to modify profiles to issue certificates with arbitrary naming or key usage information and subsequently use such certificates for other attacks. (CVE-2016-9575)


Update the affected packages.

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 96280

File Name: sl_20170102_ipa_on_SL7_x.nasl

Version: $Revision: 3.3 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2017/01/04

Modified: 2018/01/26

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 5

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


Base Score: 7.5

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/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: 2017/01/02

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2016-7030, CVE-2016-9575