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

Advisory: RHSA-2012:0958-4
Type: Security Advisory
Severity: Low
Issued on: 2012-06-20
Last updated on: 2012-06-20
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-2012-2664

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.

The sos package contains a set of tools that gather information from system
hardware, logs and configuration files. The information can then be used
for diagnostic purposes and debugging.

The sosreport utility collected the Kickstart configuration file
("/root/anaconda-ks.cfg"), but did not remove the root user's password from
it before adding the file to the resulting archive of debugging
information. An attacker able to access the archive could possibly use this
flaw to obtain the root user's password. "/root/anaconda-ks.cfg" usually
only contains a hash of the password, not the plain text password.
(CVE-2012-2664)

Note: This issue affected all installations, not only systems installed via
Kickstart. A "/root/anaconda-ks.cfg" file is created by all installation
types.

This updated sos package also includes numerous bug fixes and enhancements.
Space precludes documenting all of these changes in this advisory. Users
are directed to the Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.3 Technical Notes for
information on the most significant of these changes.

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/knowledge/articles/11258

Updated packages

Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop (v. 6)

SRPMS:
sos-2.2-29.el6.src.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:1688
    MD5: 14308949827a002e371b31c841debf9e
SHA-256: bcf879dc6ade15196beec5306664f4dcd8b4bf6472d255a3e59aa758a3a80960
 
IA-32:
sos-2.2-29.el6.noarch.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:1688
    MD5: 61aa66072d32f1e428b9da9b79cccf39
SHA-256: e7644ca94bc6ec04669fb1db8d9b5ff345d587d3e9ff2802e747a012ef677c4e
 
x86_64:
sos-2.2-29.el6.noarch.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:1688
    MD5: 61aa66072d32f1e428b9da9b79cccf39
SHA-256: e7644ca94bc6ec04669fb1db8d9b5ff345d587d3e9ff2802e747a012ef677c4e
 
Red Hat Enterprise Linux HPC Node (v. 6)

SRPMS:
sos-2.2-29.el6.src.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:1688
    MD5: 14308949827a002e371b31c841debf9e
SHA-256: bcf879dc6ade15196beec5306664f4dcd8b4bf6472d255a3e59aa758a3a80960
 
x86_64:
sos-2.2-29.el6.noarch.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:1688
    MD5: 61aa66072d32f1e428b9da9b79cccf39
SHA-256: e7644ca94bc6ec04669fb1db8d9b5ff345d587d3e9ff2802e747a012ef677c4e
 
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server (v. 6)

SRPMS:
sos-2.2-29.el6.src.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:1688
    MD5: 14308949827a002e371b31c841debf9e
SHA-256: bcf879dc6ade15196beec5306664f4dcd8b4bf6472d255a3e59aa758a3a80960
 
IA-32:
sos-2.2-29.el6.noarch.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:1688
    MD5: 61aa66072d32f1e428b9da9b79cccf39
SHA-256: e7644ca94bc6ec04669fb1db8d9b5ff345d587d3e9ff2802e747a012ef677c4e
 
PPC:
sos-2.2-29.el6.noarch.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:1688
    MD5: 61aa66072d32f1e428b9da9b79cccf39
SHA-256: e7644ca94bc6ec04669fb1db8d9b5ff345d587d3e9ff2802e747a012ef677c4e
 
s390x:
sos-2.2-29.el6.noarch.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:1688
    MD5: 61aa66072d32f1e428b9da9b79cccf39
SHA-256: e7644ca94bc6ec04669fb1db8d9b5ff345d587d3e9ff2802e747a012ef677c4e
 
x86_64:
sos-2.2-29.el6.noarch.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:1688
    MD5: 61aa66072d32f1e428b9da9b79cccf39
SHA-256: e7644ca94bc6ec04669fb1db8d9b5ff345d587d3e9ff2802e747a012ef677c4e
 
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Workstation (v. 6)

SRPMS:
sos-2.2-29.el6.src.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:1688
    MD5: 14308949827a002e371b31c841debf9e
SHA-256: bcf879dc6ade15196beec5306664f4dcd8b4bf6472d255a3e59aa758a3a80960
 
IA-32:
sos-2.2-29.el6.noarch.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:1688
    MD5: 61aa66072d32f1e428b9da9b79cccf39
SHA-256: e7644ca94bc6ec04669fb1db8d9b5ff345d587d3e9ff2802e747a012ef677c4e
 
x86_64:
sos-2.2-29.el6.noarch.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:1688
    MD5: 61aa66072d32f1e428b9da9b79cccf39
SHA-256: e7644ca94bc6ec04669fb1db8d9b5ff345d587d3e9ff2802e747a012ef677c4e
 
(The unlinked packages above are only available from the Red Hat Network)

Bugs fixed (see bugzilla for more information)

730641 - sosreport does not collect /proc/net details
749262 - sosreport does not gather RHN Proxy squid logs
749279 - rhn plugin should collect tomcat version 6 info, instead of obsoleted version 5
749919 - teach sos to collect /etc/modprobe.d/*
771393 - Sosreport fails for default values when rhn user name contains character '/' in it.
771501 - capture non standard log files via syslog - fix filename regexp
782589 - When copying directory into report using addCopySpec, links inside are not handled correctly
784862 - sos does not collect /proc/irq
784874 - sos does not collect /proc/cgroups
790402 - sosreport should blank root password in anaconda plugin
826884 - CVE-2012-2664 sosreport does not blank root password in anaconda plugin


References



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