Updated spacewalk-backend packages that fix one security issue and two bugs are now available for Red Hat Network Satellite 5.4. The Red Hat Security Response Team has rated this update as having low security impact. A Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) base score, which gives a detailed severity rating, is available from the CVE link in the References section.
Red Hat Network (RHN) Satellite is a systems management tool for Linux-based infrastructures. It allows for provisioning, monitoring, and remote management of multiple Linux deployments with a single, centralized tool. If a user submitted a system registration XML-RPC call to an RHN Satellite server (for example, by running "rhnreg_ks") and that call failed, their RHN user password was included in plain text in the error messages both stored in the server log and mailed to the server administrator. With this update, user passwords are excluded from these error messages to avoid the exposure of authentication credentials. (CVE-2012-0059) This update also fixes the following bugs: * When activating a new RHN Satellite certificate that has less entitlements than is currently used or allotted on the Satellite server, the error message notified the user only about the first problem encountered and did not include directions for resolution. With this update, more verbose error messages are shown in this scenario. (BZ#209514, BZ#704623) All users of Red Hat Network Satellite are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, which correct these issues. For this update to take effect, Red Hat Network Satellite must be restarted. Refer to the Solution section for details.