Scientific Linux Security Update : sos on SL7.x (noarch)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 88801


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, the sosreport tool was not collecting the /var/lib/ceph and /var/run/ceph directories when run with the ceph plug-in enabled, causing the generated sosreport archive to miss vital troubleshooting information about ceph. With this update, the ceph plug-in for sosreport collects these directories, and the generated report contains more useful information.


Update the affected sos package.

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 88801

File Name: sl_20160216_sos_on_SL7_x.nasl

Version: $Revision: 2.3 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2016/02/17

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: 2016/02/16

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2015-7529