Patch  oval:com.redhat.rhba:def:20141206
RHBA-2014:1206: virt-who bug fix and enhancement update (Moderate)  

The virt-who package provides an agent that collects information about virtual guests present in the system and reports them to the subscription manager.
The virt-who package has been upgraded to upstream version 0.9, which provides a number of bug fixes and enhancements over the previous version. Notably, the permissions for the configuration file has been changed from world-readable to root-only readable. This change is only for new installations of virt-who; existing installations should be fixed manually by setting the permission of the /etc/sysconfig/virt-who file to 600. (BZ#861552)
This update also fixes the following bugs:
* Prior to this update, the configuration file for virt-who contained incorrect permissions and was world-readable, although this file can contain passwords. As a consequence, any user could read the passwords from the configuration file. To fix this bug, the permissions have been changed to be root-readable only, and non-root users can no longer read passwords from the virt-who configuration file. (BZ#1088756)
* Previously, the virt-who utility did not report the state of virtual guests to the Subscription Asset Manager (SAM) server. To fix this bug, the info() method from libvirt has been used, and the state of a virtual machine is now reported to the SAM server. (BZ#1124732)
In addition, this update adds the following enhancements:
* With this update, support for Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization Manager virtualization back end has been added to virt-who. Now, the user can use virt-who on Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.11.0 to gather host/guest associations from Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization Manager. (BZ#1009401)
* Although virt-who worked properly with VMware ESX software, the support for VMware ESXi software was not functional due to differences between ESX and ESXi. With this update, support for ESXi as virtualization back end has been provided for virt-who, which can now use both ESX and ESXi as virtualization back ends. (BZ#1078858)
Users of virt-who are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, which fix these bugs and add these enhancements.
Create Date: 2014-09-16 Last Update Date: 2014-09-16

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Platforms: unix (from OVAL definitions)
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5



The patch should be installed
IF : Any one of the following are true
IF : Red Hat Enterprise Linux must be installed
WARNING! Unknown test oval:com.redhat.rhba:tst:20070304026. Please see help for possible reasons
IF : All of the following are true
IF : virt-who is signed with Red Hat redhatrelease key
WARNING! Unknown test oval:com.redhat.rhba:tst:20141206002. Please see help for possible reasons
IF : Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 is installed
WARNING! Unknown test oval:com.redhat.rhba:tst:20070331005. Please see help for possible reasons
IF : virt-who is earlier than 0:0.9-6.el5
WARNING! Unknown test oval:com.redhat.rhba:tst:20141206001. Please see help for possible reasons

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