RHEL 6 : katello-configure (RHSA-2014:1186)
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 77661
SynopsisThe remote Red Hat host is missing a security update.
DescriptionAn updated katello-configure package that fixes one security issue is now available for Red Hat Subscription Asset Manager.
Red Hat Product Security has rated this update as having Important 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 katello-configure package provides the katello-configure script, which configures the Katello installation, and the katello-upgrade script, which handles upgrades between versions.
It was discovered that the default configuration of Elasticsearch enabled dynamic scripting, allowing a remote attacker to execute arbitrary MVEL expressions and Java code via the source parameter passed to _search. (CVE-2014-3120)
All Subscription Asset Manager users are advised to upgrade to this updated package. The update provides a script that modifies the elasticsearch.yml configuration file to disable dynamic scripting.
After updating, run the 'katello-configure' command. This will update the elasticsearch.yml configuration file and restart the elasticsearch service.
SolutionUpdate the affected katello-configure package.