RHEL 6 : sos (RHSA-2011:1536)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 57016


The remote Red Hat host is missing a security update.


An updated sos package that fixes one security issue, several bugs, and adds various enhancements is now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.

The Red Hat Security Response Team has rated this update as having low security impact. A Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) base score, which gives a detailed severity rating, is available from the CVE link in the References section.

Sos is a set of tools that gather information about system hardware and configuration.

The sosreport utility incorrectly included Certificate-based Red Hat Network private entitlement keys in the resulting archive of debugging information. An attacker able to access the archive could use the keys to access Red Hat Network content available to the host. This issue did not affect users of Red Hat Network Classic. (CVE-2011-4083)

This updated sos package also includes numerous bug fixes and enhancements. Space precludes documenting all of these changes in this advisory. Documentation for these bug fixes and enhancements will be available shortly from the Technical Notes document, linked to in the References section.

All users of sos are advised to upgrade to this updated package, which contains backported patches to correct these issues and add these enhancements.


Update the affected sos package.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 57016

File Name: redhat-RHSA-2011-1536.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.11 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2011/12/06

Modified: 2017/01/04

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 4.3

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:N/A:N

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:sos, cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:6

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/RedHat/release, Host/RedHat/rpm-list, Host/cpu

Patch Publication Date: 2011/12/06

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2011-4083

OSVDB: 89941

RHSA: 2011:1536