Ubuntu 14.04 LTS / 15.04 / 15.10 : sosreport vulnerabilities (USN-2845-1)
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 87499
SynopsisThe remote Ubuntu host is missing a security-related patch.
DescriptionDolev Farhi discovered an information disclosure issue in SoS. If the /etc/fstab file contained passwords, the passwords were included in the SoS report. This issue only affected Ubuntu 14.04 LTS.
Mateusz Guzik discovered that SoS incorrectly handled temporary files.
A local attacker could possibly use this issue to overwrite arbitrary files or gain access to temporary file contents containing sensitive system information. (CVE-2015-7529).
Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding description block directly from the Ubuntu security advisory. Tenable has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible without introducing additional issues.
SolutionUpdate the affected sosreport package.