Scientific Linux Security Update : coreutils on SL6.x i386/x86_64

High Nessus Plugin ID 99215


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


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.


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

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 99215

File Name: sl_20170321_coreutils_on_SL6_x.nasl

Version: $Revision: 3.1 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2017/04/06

Modified: 2017/04/06

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

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: 2017/03/21

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2017-2616