Ubuntu 14.04 LTS / 15.04 / 15.10 : sosreport vulnerabilities (USN-2845-1)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 87499


The remote Ubuntu host is missing a security-related patch.


Dolev 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.


Update the affected sosreport package.

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 87499

File Name: ubuntu_USN-2845-1.nasl

Version: $Revision: 2.4 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2015/12/18

Modified: 2018/01/30

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 5

Temporal Score: 4.8

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:F/RL:U/RC:ND


Base Score: 7.8

Temporal Score: 7.5

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:L/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H

Temporal Vector: CVSS:3.0/E:F/RL:U/RC:X

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:sosreport, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:14.04, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:15.04, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:15.10

Required KB Items: Host/cpu, Host/Ubuntu, Host/Ubuntu/release, Host/Debian/dpkg-l

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2015/12/17

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2014-3925, CVE-2015-7529

OSVDB: 107537, 131627

USN: 2845-1