Red Hat Satellite 6 missing latest rubygem-rake package

Solution Verified - Updated -


  • Red Hat Satellite 6.x


  • Latest rubygem-rake is not available in satellite-6.x repository.
  • Available rubygem-rake on satellite repository is vulnerable to following CVE:


  • This is a known issue and escalated to the engineering team via Bugzilla.
  • Use following workaround provided by the engineering for the time being:

    # foreman-maintain packages unlock
    # yum --downloadonly --downloaddir=/root --enablerepo=rhel-7-server-optional-rpms install rubygem-rake
    # yum update /root/rubygem-rake-<VERSION DOWNLOADED>.el7.noarch.rpm
    # foreman-maintain packages lock
    # foreman-maintain service restart

Diagnostic Steps

  • To check the installed version of rubygem-rake on your satellite:

    # rpm -qa rubygem-rake
    # yum list-sec --enablerepo=rhel-7-server-optional-rpms | grep rubygem-rake
    RHSA-2018:0378 Important/Sec. rubygem-rake-0.9.6-33.el7_4.noarch
    RHSA-2018:3738 Important/Sec. rubygem-rake-0.9.6-34.el7_6.noarch

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Why didn't this make it into the repo yet?

As per the Bugzilla status, this will be added on satellite 6.8.

For 6.6 you need:

foreman-maintain packages unlock
yum --downloadonly --downloaddir=/root --enablerepo=rhel-7-server-optional-rpms install rubygem-rake
yum update ./rubygem-rake-0.9.6-36.el7.noarch.rpm
foreman-maintain packages lock

Thanks Jerry, solution updated...