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Secunia Security Advisory 50978

Secunia Security Advisory 50978
Posted Oct 16, 2012
Authored by Secunia | Site secunia.com

Secunia Security Advisory - Red Hat has issued an update for rhncfg. This fixes a security issue, which can be exploited by malicious, local users to disclose sensitive information.

tags | advisory, local
systems | linux, redhat
MD5 | 883899ba272b4ee64fb81c24b3e74284

Secunia Security Advisory 50978

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The final version of the CSI 6.0 has been released.
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TITLE:
Red Hat update for rhncfg

SECUNIA ADVISORY ID:
SA50978

VERIFY ADVISORY:
Secunia.com
http://secunia.com/advisories/50978/
Customer Area (Credentials Required)
https://ca.secunia.com/?page=viewadvisory&vuln_id=50978

RELEASE DATE:
2012-10-16

DISCUSS ADVISORY:
http://secunia.com/advisories/50978/#comments

AVAILABLE ON SITE AND IN CUSTOMER AREA:
* Last Update
* Popularity
* Comments
* Criticality Level
* Impact
* Where
* Solution Status
* Operating System / Software
* CVE Reference(s)

http://secunia.com/advisories/50978/

ONLY AVAILABLE IN CUSTOMER AREA:
* Authentication Level
* Report Reliability
* Secunia PoC
* Secunia Analysis
* Systems Affected
* Approve Distribution
* Remediation Status
* Secunia CVSS Score
* CVSS

https://ca.secunia.com/?page=viewadvisory&vuln_id=50978

ONLY AVAILABLE WITH SECUNIA CSI AND SECUNIA PSI:
* AUTOMATED SCANNING

http://secunia.com/vulnerability_scanning/personal/
http://secunia.com/vulnerability_scanning/corporate/wsus_sccm_3rd_third_party_patching/

DESCRIPTION:
Red Hat has issued an update for rhncfg. This fixes a security issue,
which can be exploited by malicious, local users to disclose sensitive
information.

The security issue is caused due to the /var/log/rhncfg-actions file
having world-readable permissions and can be exploited to disclose
certain configuration information.

SOLUTION:
Updated packages are available via Red Hat Network.

Further details available in Customer Area:
http://secunia.com/vulnerability_intelligence/

PROVIDED AND/OR DISCOVERED BY:
Paul Wouters, Red Hat.

ORIGINAL ADVISORY:
RHSA-2012:1369-1:
https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2012-1369.html

OTHER REFERENCES:
Further details available in Customer Area:
http://secunia.com/vulnerability_intelligence/

DEEP LINKS:
Further details available in Customer Area:
http://secunia.com/vulnerability_intelligence/

EXTENDED DESCRIPTION:
Further details available in Customer Area:
http://secunia.com/vulnerability_intelligence/

EXTENDED SOLUTION:
Further details available in Customer Area:
http://secunia.com/vulnerability_intelligence/

EXPLOIT:
Further details available in Customer Area:
http://secunia.com/vulnerability_intelligence/

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About:
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private users keeping their systems up to date against the latest
vulnerabilities.

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Secunia NEVER sends attached files with advisories.
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