RHEL 6 : rhevm-log-collector (RHSA-2014:1947)
Low Nessus Plugin ID 79736
SynopsisThe remote Red Hat host is missing a security update.
DescriptionAn updated rhevm-log-collector package that fixes one security issue is now available for Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization 3.
Red Hat Product Security 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.
The rhevm-log-collector utility allows users to easily collect log files from all systems in their Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization environment.
It was found that rhevm-log-collector called sosreport with the PostgreSQL database password passed as a command line parameter. A local attacker could read this password by monitoring a process listing. The password would also be written to a log file, which could potentially be read by a local attacker. (CVE-2014-3561)
This issue was discovered by David Jorm of Red Hat Product Security.
All rhevm-log-collector users are advised to upgrade to this updated package, which contains a backported patch to correct this issue.
SolutionUpdate the affected rhevm-log-collector package.