RHEL 5 / 6 : spacewalk-backend (RHSA-2017:1259)
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 100287
SynopsisThe remote Red Hat host is missing one or more security updates.
DescriptionAn update for spacewalk-backend is now available for Red Hat Satellite 5.6 and Red Hat Satellite 5.7.
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.
Spacewalk is an Open Source systems management solution that provides system provisioning, configuration and patching capabilities.
Security Fix(es) :
* It was found that spacewalk-channel can be used by a non-admin user or disabled users to perform administrative tasks due to an incorrect authorization check in backend/server/rhnChannel.py. (CVE-2017-7470)
Red Hat would like to thank Bert Stel (SUSE) for reporting this issue.
SolutionUpdate the affected packages.