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Security Advisory Low: sos security, bug fix, and enhancement update

Advisory: RHSA-2011:1536-4
Type: Security Advisory
Severity: Low
Issued on: 2011-12-06
Last updated on: 2011-12-06
Affected Products: Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop (v. 6)
Red Hat Enterprise Linux HPC Node (v. 6)
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server (v. 6)
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Workstation (v. 6)
CVEs (cve.mitre.org): CVE-2011-4083

Details

An updated sos package that fixes one security issue, several bugs, and
adds various enhancements is now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.

The Red Hat Security Response Team has rated this update as having low
security impact. A Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) base score,
which gives a detailed severity rating, is available from the CVE link in
the References section.

Sos is a set of tools that gather information about system hardware and
configuration.

The sosreport utility incorrectly included Certificate-based Red Hat
Network private entitlement keys in the resulting archive of debugging
information. An attacker able to access the archive could use the keys to
access Red Hat Network content available to the host. This issue did not
affect users of Red Hat Network Classic. (CVE-2011-4083)

This updated sos package also includes numerous bug fixes and enhancements.
Space precludes documenting all of these changes in this advisory.
Documentation for these bug fixes and enhancements will be available
shortly from the Technical Notes document, linked to in the References
section.

All users of sos are advised to upgrade to this updated package, which
contains backported patches to correct these issues and add these
enhancements.


Solution

Before applying this update, make sure all previously-released errata
relevant to your system have been applied.

This update is available via the Red Hat Network. Details on how to
use the Red Hat Network to apply this update are available at
https://access.redhat.com/kb/docs/DOC-11259

Updated packages

Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop (v. 6)

SRPMS:
sos-2.2-17.el6.src.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:1688
    MD5: c6192c5e1c93526c0c1459d185e9eed4
SHA-256: 008b89d46666da6b31d5579aa46f88f426c5857cfa84707fb5c7a0fb6bd374c5
 
IA-32:
sos-2.2-17.el6.noarch.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:1688
    MD5: b1edbb0b46dc99612490f29228749572
SHA-256: 0b394aac9ab2bc3bdf53266810da4e1f1b06f1d34217a842fb99997f62db8405
 
x86_64:
sos-2.2-17.el6.noarch.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:1688
    MD5: b1edbb0b46dc99612490f29228749572
SHA-256: 0b394aac9ab2bc3bdf53266810da4e1f1b06f1d34217a842fb99997f62db8405
 
Red Hat Enterprise Linux HPC Node (v. 6)

SRPMS:
sos-2.2-17.el6.src.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:1688
    MD5: c6192c5e1c93526c0c1459d185e9eed4
SHA-256: 008b89d46666da6b31d5579aa46f88f426c5857cfa84707fb5c7a0fb6bd374c5
 
x86_64:
sos-2.2-17.el6.noarch.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:1688
    MD5: b1edbb0b46dc99612490f29228749572
SHA-256: 0b394aac9ab2bc3bdf53266810da4e1f1b06f1d34217a842fb99997f62db8405
 
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server (v. 6)

SRPMS:
sos-2.2-17.el6.src.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:1688
    MD5: c6192c5e1c93526c0c1459d185e9eed4
SHA-256: 008b89d46666da6b31d5579aa46f88f426c5857cfa84707fb5c7a0fb6bd374c5
 
IA-32:
sos-2.2-17.el6.noarch.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:1688
    MD5: b1edbb0b46dc99612490f29228749572
SHA-256: 0b394aac9ab2bc3bdf53266810da4e1f1b06f1d34217a842fb99997f62db8405
 
PPC:
sos-2.2-17.el6.noarch.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:1688
    MD5: b1edbb0b46dc99612490f29228749572
SHA-256: 0b394aac9ab2bc3bdf53266810da4e1f1b06f1d34217a842fb99997f62db8405
 
s390x:
sos-2.2-17.el6.noarch.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:1688
    MD5: b1edbb0b46dc99612490f29228749572
SHA-256: 0b394aac9ab2bc3bdf53266810da4e1f1b06f1d34217a842fb99997f62db8405
 
x86_64:
sos-2.2-17.el6.noarch.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:1688
    MD5: b1edbb0b46dc99612490f29228749572
SHA-256: 0b394aac9ab2bc3bdf53266810da4e1f1b06f1d34217a842fb99997f62db8405
 
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Workstation (v. 6)

SRPMS:
sos-2.2-17.el6.src.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:1688
    MD5: c6192c5e1c93526c0c1459d185e9eed4
SHA-256: 008b89d46666da6b31d5579aa46f88f426c5857cfa84707fb5c7a0fb6bd374c5
 
IA-32:
sos-2.2-17.el6.noarch.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:1688
    MD5: b1edbb0b46dc99612490f29228749572
SHA-256: 0b394aac9ab2bc3bdf53266810da4e1f1b06f1d34217a842fb99997f62db8405
 
x86_64:
sos-2.2-17.el6.noarch.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:1688
    MD5: b1edbb0b46dc99612490f29228749572
SHA-256: 0b394aac9ab2bc3bdf53266810da4e1f1b06f1d34217a842fb99997f62db8405
 
(The unlinked packages above are only available from the Red Hat Network)

Bugs fixed (see bugzilla for more information)

600813 - [RFE] capture complete list of yum repositories in sosreport
673244 - [RFE] include output of ibv_devinfo command (libibverbs-utils package) in sosreport
677124 - RFE: iSCSI Target plugin for sosreport.
682124 - sosreport does not capture nslcd.conf file.
683404 - autofs plugin does not collect chkconfig autofs status as intended
691477 - sosreport does not include lsusb output
709491 - grab vmmemctl
713449 - sosreport truncates leading and trailing whitespace from command outputs
726360 - Extend qpidd plugin
726427 - [RFE] sosreport should collect the result of ethtool -g, ethtool -c, and ethtool -a by default
736718 - path is wrong for hardware.py plugin
749383 - CVE-2011-4083 sos: sosreport is gathering certificate-based RHN entitlement private keys


References



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