RHEL 5 : sos (RHSA-2012:0153)

This script is Copyright (C) 2012-2014 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


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 5.

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. Users are directed to the Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.8
Technical Notes, linked to in the References, for information on the
most significant of these changes.

All sos users are advised to upgrade to this updated package, which
resolves these issues and adds 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/5/html/
http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2012-0153.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)
CVSS Temporal Score : 3.2
(CVSS2#E:U/RL:OF/RC:C)
Public Exploit Available : false

Family: Red Hat Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 58054 ()

Bugtraq ID: 50936

CVE ID: CVE-2011-4083