RHEL 5 / 6 : Satellite Server (RHSA-2011:1299)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 63999


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


Updated packages that fix several security issues and add one enhancement are now available for Red Hat Network Satellite 5.4.1 for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 and 6.

The Red Hat Security Response Team has rated this update as having moderate security impact. Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) base scores, which give detailed severity ratings, are available for each vulnerability from the CVE links in the References section.

Red Hat Network (RHN) Satellite provides a solution to organizations requiring absolute control over and privacy of the maintenance and package deployment of their servers. It allows organizations to utilize the benefits of the Red Hat Network without having to provide public Internet access to their servers or other client systems.

Multiple cross-site scripting (XSS) flaws were found in the RHN Satellite web interface. A remote attacker could use these flaws to perform a cross-site scripting attack against victims using the RHN Satellite web interface. (CVE-2011-2919, CVE-2011-2920, CVE-2011-2927, CVE-2011-3344)

An open redirect flaw was found in the RHN Satellite web interface login page. A remote attacker able to trick a victim to open the login page using a specially crafted link could redirect the victim to an arbitrary page after they successfully log in. (CVE-2011-1594)

Red Hat would like to thank Daniel Karanja Muturi for reporting CVE-2011-2919; Nils Juenemann and The Bearded Warriors for independently reporting CVE-2011-2920; Nils Juenemann for reporting CVE-2011-2927; Sylvain Maes for reporting CVE-2011-3344; and Thomas Biege of the SuSE Security Team for reporting CVE-2011-1594.

This update also adds the following enhancement :

* Session cookies set by RHN Satellite are now marked as HTTPOnly.
This setting helps reduce the impact of cross-site scripting flaws by instructing the browser to disallow scripts access to those cookies.

Users of Red Hat Network Satellite 5.4.1 are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, which contain patches to correct these issues and add this enhancement. For this update to take effect, Red Hat Network Satellite must be restarted. Refer to the Solution section for details.


Update the affected packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 63999

File Name: redhat-RHSA-2011-1299.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.6 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2013/01/24

Modified: 2014/08/18

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 4.3

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:spacewalk-base, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:spacewalk-base-minimal, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:spacewalk-config, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:spacewalk-dobby, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:spacewalk-grail, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:spacewalk-html, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:spacewalk-java, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:spacewalk-java-config, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:spacewalk-java-lib, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:spacewalk-java-oracle, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:spacewalk-pxt, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:spacewalk-sniglets, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:spacewalk-taskomatic, cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:5, cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:6

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

Patch Publication Date: 2011/09/15

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2011-1594, CVE-2011-2919, CVE-2011-2920, CVE-2011-2927, CVE-2011-3344

OSVDB: 74749

RHSA: 2011:1299