RHEL 6 : coreutils (RHSA-2017:0654)

Low Nessus Plugin ID 97879


The remote Red Hat host is missing one or more security updates.


An update for coreutils is now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.

Red Hat Product Security has rated this update as having a security impact of Moderate. A Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) base score, which gives a detailed severity rating, is available for each vulnerability from the CVE link(s) in the References section.

The coreutils packages contain the GNU Core Utilities and represent a combination of the previously used GNU fileutils, sh-utils, and textutils packages.

Security Fix(es) :

* A race condition was found in the way su handled the management of child processes. A local authenticated attacker could use this flaw to kill other processes with root privileges under specific conditions.

Red Hat would like to thank Tobias Stockmann for reporting this issue.

Additional Changes :

For detailed information on changes in this release, see the Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.9 Release Notes and Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.9 Technical Notes linked from the References section.


Update the affected coreutils, coreutils-debuginfo and / or coreutils-libs packages.

See Also




Plugin Details

Severity: Low

ID: 97879

File Name: redhat-RHSA-2017-0654.nasl

Version: $Revision: 3.2 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2017/03/22

Modified: 2017/03/28

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Low


Base Score: 1.9

Temporal Score: 1.6

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:F/RL:OF/RC:ND

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:coreutils, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:coreutils-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:coreutils-libs, cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:6

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/RedHat/release, Host/RedHat/rpm-list, Host/cpu

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2017/03/21

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2017-2616

OSVDB: 152469

RHSA: 2017:0654