RHEL 5 / 6 : subscription-manager (RHSA-2013:0788)

This script is Copyright (C) 2013-2014 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

The remote Red Hat host is missing one or more security updates.

Description :

Updated subscription-manager packages that fix one security issue are
now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 and 6.

The Red Hat Security Response Team has rated this update as having
moderate 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.

The subscription-manager packages provide programs and libraries to
allow users to manage subscriptions and yum repositories from the Red
Hat Entitlement platform.

It was discovered that the rhn-migrate-classic-to-rhsm tool did not
verify the Red Hat Network Classic server's X.509 certificate when
migrating system profiles registered with Red Hat Network Classic to
Certificate-based Red Hat Network. An attacker could use this flaw to
conduct man-in-the-middle attacks, allowing them to obtain the user's
Red Hat Network credentials. (CVE-2012-6137)

This issue was discovered by Florian Weimer of the Red Hat Product
Security Team.

All users of subscription-manager are advised to upgrade to these
updated packages, which contain a backported patch to fix this issue.

See also :

https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2012-6137.html
http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2013-0788.html

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

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

Family: Red Hat Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 66331 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2012-6137