Scientific Linux Security Update : sos on SL6.x (noarch)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 88676


The remote Scientific Linux host is missing a security update.


An insecure temporary file use flaw was found in the way sos created certain sosreport files. A local attacker could possibly use this flaw to perform a symbolic link attack to reveal the contents of sosreport files, or in some cases modify arbitrary files and escalate their privileges on the system. (CVE-2015-7529)

This update also fixes the following bug :

- Previously, when the hpasm plug-in ran the 'hpasmcli' command in a Python Popen constructor or a system pipeline, the command would hang and eventually time out after 300 seconds. Sos was forced to wait for the time out to finish, unnecessarily prolonging its run time.
With this update, the timeout of the 'hpasmcli' command has been set to 0, eliminating the delay and speeding up sos completion time.


Update the affected sos package.

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 88676

File Name: sl_20160209_sos_on_SL6_x.nasl

Version: $Revision: 2.3 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2016/02/10

Modified: 2018/01/26

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 4.6

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


Base Score: 7.8

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: x-cpe:/o:fermilab:scientific_linux

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

Patch Publication Date: 2016/02/09

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2015-7529