RHEL 6 : sos (RHSA-2011:1536)

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Synopsis :

The remote Red Hat host is missing a security update.

Description :

An updated sos package that fixes one security issue, several bugs,
and adds various enhancements is now available for Red Hat Enterprise
Linux 6.

The Red Hat Security Response Team has rated this update as having low
security impact. A Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) base
score, which gives a detailed severity rating, is available from the
CVE link in the References section.

Sos is a set of tools that gather information about system hardware
and configuration.

The sosreport utility incorrectly included Certificate-based Red Hat
Network private entitlement keys in the resulting archive of debugging
information. An attacker able to access the archive could use the keys
to access Red Hat Network content available to the host. This issue
did not affect users of Red Hat Network Classic. (CVE-2011-4083)

This updated sos package also includes numerous bug fixes and
enhancements. Space precludes documenting all of these changes in this
advisory. Documentation for these bug fixes and enhancements will be
available shortly from the Technical Notes document, linked to in the
References section.

All users of sos are advised to upgrade to this updated package, which
contains backported patches to correct these issues and add these
enhancements.

See also :

https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2011-4083.html
https://docs.redhat.com/docs/en-US/Red_Hat_Enterprise_Linux/6/html/
http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2011-1536.html

Solution :

Update the affected sos package.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 4.3
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:N/A:N)

Family: Red Hat Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 57016 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2011-4083