RHEL 5 / 6 : subscription-manager (RHSA-2013:0788)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 66331


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


Updated subscription-manager packages that fix one security issue are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 and 6.

The Red Hat Security Response Team has rated this update as having moderate 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.

The subscription-manager packages provide programs and libraries to allow users to manage subscriptions and yum repositories from the Red Hat Entitlement platform.

It was discovered that the rhn-migrate-classic-to-rhsm tool did not verify the Red Hat Network Classic server's X.509 certificate when migrating system profiles registered with Red Hat Network Classic to Certificate-based Red Hat Network. An attacker could use this flaw to conduct man-in-the-middle attacks, allowing them to obtain the user's Red Hat Network credentials. (CVE-2012-6137)

This issue was discovered by Florian Weimer of the Red Hat Product Security Team.

All users of subscription-manager are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, which contain a backported patch to fix this issue.


Update the affected packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 66331

File Name: redhat-RHSA-2013-0788.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.7 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2013/05/07

Modified: 2017/01/05

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:subscription-manager, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:subscription-manager-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:subscription-manager-firstboot, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:subscription-manager-gui, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:subscription-manager-migration, cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:5, cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:5.9, cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:6, cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:6.4

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

Patch Publication Date: 2013/05/06

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2012-6137

OSVDB: 93058

RHSA: 2013:0788