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Red Hat Security Advisory
Synopsis: Low: sos security, bug fix, and enhancement update
Advisory ID: RHSA-2012:0153-03
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Advisory URL: https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2012-0153.html
Issue date: 2012-02-21
CVE Names: CVE-2011-4083
An updated sos package that fixes one security issue, several bugs, and
adds various enhancements is now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.
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.
2. Relevant releases/architectures:
Red Hat Enterprise Linux (v. 5 server) - noarch
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop (v. 5 client) - noarch
Sos is a set of tools that gather information about system hardware and
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. Users
are directed to the Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.8 Technical Notes, linked
to in the References, for information on the most significant of these
All sos users are advised to upgrade to this updated package, which
resolves these issues and adds these enhancements.
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
5. Bugs fixed (http://bugzilla.redhat.com/):
627416 - sos rfe - request to update sos plugin cs.py for Red Hat Certificate System
641020 - [RFE] improve sos plugin to capture MRG GRID related information
655046 - sosreport French translation of y/n prompt is wrong and confusing
673246 - [RFE] include output of ibv_devinfo command (libibverbs-utils package) in sosreport
677123 - RFE: iSCSI Target plugin for sosreport.
708346 - sosreport hangs the system when multiple SIGTERMs received
716987 - Relative symlink in created report for truncated log files is wrong
717167 - make non-standard log file collection more robust
717480 - Fix problems hidden by __raisePlugins__ = 0, create logging for plugin errors
717962 - When copying directory into report using addCopySpec, links inside are not handled correctly
726421 - [RFE] sosreport should collect the result of ethtool -g, ethtool -c, and ethtool -a by default
749383 - CVE-2011-4083 sos: sosreport is gathering certificate-based RHN entitlement private keys
750573 - sosreport cluster modules fail with badly formed cluster.conf
6. Package List:
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop (v. 5 client):
Red Hat Enterprise Linux (v. 5 server):
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The Red Hat security contact is <email@example.com>. More contact
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Copyright 2012 Red Hat, Inc.
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