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1282542: CVE-2015-7529 sos: Usage of predictable temporary files allows privilege escalation
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.

Find out more about CVE-2015-7529 from the MITRE CVE dictionary dictionary and NIST NVD.

CVSS v2 metrics

Base Score 6
Base Metrics AV:L/AC:H/Au:S/C:C/I:C/A:C
Access Vector Local
Access Complexity High
Authentication Single
Confidentiality Impact Complete
Integrity Impact Complete
Availability Impact Complete

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Red Hat Security Errata

Platform Errata Release Date
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 (sos) RHSA-2016:0188 2016-02-16
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 (sos) RHSA-2016:0152 2016-02-09
Unless explicitly stated as not affected, all previous versions of packages in any minor update stream of a product listed here should be assumed vulnerable, although may not have been subject to full analysis.


This issue was discovered by Mateusz Guzik of Red Hat.
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