RHEL 6 : subscription-manager (RHSA-2017:0698)

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Synopsis :

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

Description :

An update for subscription-manager,
subscription-manager-migration-data, and python-rhsm is now available
for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.

Red Hat Product Security has rated this update as having a security
impact of Moderate. A Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) base
score, which gives a detailed severity rating, is available for each
vulnerability from the CVE link(s) 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.

The subscription-manager-migration-data package provides certificates
for migrating a system from the legacy Red Hat Network Classic (RHN)
to Red Hat Subscription Management (RHSM).

The python-rhsm packages provide a library for communicating with the
representational state transfer (REST) interface of a Red Hat Unified
Entitlement Platform. The Subscription Management tools use this
interface to manage system entitlements, certificates, and access to

The following packages have been upgraded to a later upstream version:
subscription-manager (1.18.10), python-rhsm (1.18.6),
subscription-manager-migration-data (2.0.34). (BZ#1383475, BZ#1385446,

Security Fix(es) :

* It was found that subscription-manager set weak permissions on files
in /var/lib/rhsm/, causing an information disclosure. A local,
unprivileged user could use this flaw to access sensitive data that
could potentially be used in a social engineering attack.

Red Hat would like to thank Robert Scheck for reporting this issue.

Additional Changes :

For detailed information on changes in this release, see the Red Hat
Enterprise Linux 6.9 Release Notes and Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.9
Technical Notes linked from the References section.

See also :


Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

Low / CVSS Base Score : 2.1
CVSS Temporal Score : 1.7
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Red Hat Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 97882 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2016-4455

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