RHEL 2.1 / 3 / 4 : sysreport (RHSA-2005:502)
High Nessus Plugin ID 18474
SynopsisThe remote Red Hat host is missing a security update.
DescriptionAn updated sysreport package that fixes an information disclosure flaw is now available.
This update has been rated as having moderate security impact by the Red Hat Security Response Team
Sysreport is a utility that gathers information about a system's hardware and configuration. The information can then be used for diagnostic purposes and debugging.
When run by the root user, sysreport includes the contents of the /etc/sysconfig/rhn/up2date configuration file. If up2date has been configured to connect to a proxy server that requires an authentication password, that password is included in plain text in the system report. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project assigned the name CVE-2005-1760 to this issue.
Users of sysreport should update to this erratum package, which contains a patch that removes any proxy authentication passwords.
SolutionUpdate the affected sysreport package.