Scientific Linux Security Update : subscription-manager on SL6.x i386/x86_64

Low Nessus Plugin ID 99226


The remote Scientific Linux host is missing one or more security updates.


Security Fix(es) :

- It was found that subscription-manager set weak permissions on files in /var/lib/rhsm/, causing an information disclosure. A local, unprivileged user could use this flaw to access sensitive data that could potentially be used in a social engineering attack.


Update the affected packages.

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: Low

ID: 99226

File Name: sl_20170321_subscription_manager_on_SL6_x.nasl

Version: $Revision: 3.3 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2017/04/06

Modified: 2018/01/26

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Low


Base Score: 2.1

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


Base Score: 3.3

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

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: 2017/03/21

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2016-4455