Scientific Linux Security Update : sos on SL6.x

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


Synopsis :

The remote Scientific Linux host is missing a security update.

Description :

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

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

This updated sos package also includes numerous bug fixes and
enhancements.

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 :

http://www.nessus.org/u?e96ee54b

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: Scientific Linux Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 61198 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2011-4083