Synopsis: Low: sos security, bug fix, and enhancement update
Issue Date: 2012-02-20
CVE Numbers: CVE-2011-4083
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.
– Scientific Linux Development Team