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

High Nessus Plugin ID 99354


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.

Bug Fix(es) :

- The 'findmnt --target <path>' command prints all file systems where the mount point directory is <path>.
Previously, when used in the chroot environment, 'findmnt --target <path>' incorrectly displayed all mount points. The command has been fixed so that it now checks the mount point path and returns information only for the relevant mount point.


Update the affected packages.

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 99354

File Name: sl_20170412_util_linux_on_SL7_x.nasl

Version: $Revision: 3.1 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2017/04/13

Modified: 2017/04/13

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: 2017/04/12

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2017-2616