Scientific Linux Security Update : sos on SL5.x (noarch)

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

Synopsis :

The remote Scientific Linux host is missing a security update.

Description :

The sosreport utility collected the Kickstart configuration file
('/root /anaconda-ks.cfg'), but did not remove the root user's
password from it before adding the file to the resulting archive of
debugging information. An attacker able to access the archive could
possibly use this flaw to obtain the root user's password.
'/root/anaconda-ks.cfg' usually only contains a hash of the password,
not the plain text password. (CVE-2012-2664)

Note: This issue affected all installations, not only systems
installed via Kickstart. A '/root/anaconda-ks.cfg' file is created by
all installation types.

The utility also collects yum repository information from
'/etc/yum.repos.d' which in uncommon configurations may contain
passwords. Any http_proxy password specified in these files will now
be automatically removed. Passwords embedded within URLs in these
files should be manually removed or the files excluded from the

See also :

Solution :

Update the affected sos package.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 4.3

Family: Scientific Linux Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 69167 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2012-2664

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