sos (SL7)

Synopsis: Moderate: sos security and bug fix update
Advisory ID: SLSA-2016:0188-1
Issue Date: 2016-02-16
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, the sosreport tool was not collecting the /var/lib/ceph and
/var/run/ceph directories when run with the ceph plug-in enabled, causing
the generated sosreport archive to miss vital troubleshooting information
about ceph. With this update, the ceph plug-in for sosreport collects
these directories, and the generated report contains more useful


– Scientific Linux Development Team