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Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization Manager Log Collector Lets Local Users View the Database Password
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1031291
SecurityTracker URL:
CVE Reference:   CVE-2014-3561   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Dec 3 2014
Impact:   Disclosure of authentication information
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): 3.4
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization Manager Log Collector. A local user can obtain the database password.

The rhevm-log-collector utility supplies the PostgreSQL database password as a command line parameter when running the 'sosreport' utility. A local user that is monitoring a process listing may be able to view the password.

David Jorm of Red Hat Product Security reported this vulnerability.

Impact:   A local user can obtain the database password.
Solution:   The vendor has issued a fix.

The vendor's advisory is available at:

Vendor URL: (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Access control error
Underlying OS:  Linux (Red Hat Enterprise)

Message History:   None.

 Source Message Contents

Subject:  [RHSA-2014:1947-01] Low: rhevm-log-collector security update

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                   Red Hat Security Advisory

Synopsis:          Low: rhevm-log-collector security update
Advisory ID:       RHSA-2014:1947-01
Product:           Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization
Advisory URL:
Issue date:        2014-12-02
CVE Names:         CVE-2014-3561 

1. Summary:

An updated rhevm-log-collector package that fixes one security issue is now
available for Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization 3.

Red Hat Product Security 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.

2. Relevant releases/architectures:

RHEV-M 3.4 - noarch

3. Description:

The rhevm-log-collector utility allows users to easily collect log files
from all systems in their Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization environment.

It was found that rhevm-log-collector called sosreport with the PostgreSQL
database password passed as a command line parameter. A local attacker
could read this password by monitoring a process listing. The password
would also be written to a log file, which could potentially be read by a
local attacker. (CVE-2014-3561)

This issue was discovered by David Jorm of Red Hat Product Security.

All rhevm-log-collector users are advised to upgrade to this updated
package, which contains a backported patch to correct this issue.

4. Solution:

Before applying this update, make sure all previously released errata
relevant to your system have been applied.

This update is available via the Red Hat Network. Details on how to use the
Red Hat Network to apply this update are available at

5. Bugs fixed (

1122781 - CVE-2014-3561 ovirt-engine-log-collector: database password disclosed in process listing

6. Package List:

RHEV-M 3.4:



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7. References:

8. Contact:

The Red Hat security contact is <>. More contact
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