sos (SL6)

Synopsis: Moderate: sos security and bug fix update
Advisory ID: SLSA-2016:0152-1
Issue Date: 2016-02-09
CVE Numbers: CVE-2015-7529

An insecure temporary file use flaw was found in the way sos created
certain sosreport files. A local attacker could possibly use this flaw to
perform a symbolic link attack to reveal the contents of sosreport files,
or in some cases modify arbitrary files and escalate their privileges on
the system. (CVE-2015-7529)

This update also fixes the following bug:

* Previously, when the hpasm plug-in ran the “hpasmcli” command in a
Python Popen constructor or a system pipeline, the command would hang and
eventually time out after 300 seconds. Sos was forced to wait for the time
out to finish, unnecessarily prolonging its run time. With this update,
the timeout of the “hpasmcli” command has been set to 0, eliminating the
delay and speeding up sos completion time.


– Scientific Linux Development Team