Ubuntu 14.04 LTS / 15.04 / 15.10 : sosreport vulnerabilities (USN-2845-1)

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2015-2016 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2015-2016 Tenable Network Security, Inc.

Synopsis :

The remote Ubuntu host is missing a security-related patch.

Description :

Dolev Farhi discovered an information disclosure issue in SoS. If the
/etc/fstab file contained passwords, the passwords were included in
the SoS report. This issue only affected Ubuntu 14.04 LTS.

Mateusz Guzik discovered that SoS incorrectly handled temporary files.
A local attacker could possibly use this issue to overwrite arbitrary
files or gain access to temporary file contents containing sensitive
system information. (CVE-2015-7529).

Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding
description block directly from the Ubuntu security advisory. Tenable
has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible
without introducing additional issues.

Solution :

Update the affected sosreport package.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 5.0
CVSS Temporal Score : 4.8
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 87499 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2014-3925

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