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Bug Fix Advisory coreutils bug fix update

Advisory: RHBA-2005:540-3
Type: Bug Fix Advisory
Severity: N/A
Issued on: 2005-10-05
Last updated on: 2005-10-05
Affected Products: Red Hat Desktop (v. 4)
Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS (v. 4)
Red Hat Enterprise Linux ES (v. 4)
Red Hat Enterprise Linux WS (v. 4)

Details

An updated coreutils package that fixes Pluggable Authentication Modules
support in the su(1) command is now available.

The coreutils package contains core GNU utilities. It is the combination
of the old GNU fileutils, sh-utils, and textutils packages.

Several issues have been fixed in the su(1) command, all concerning
support for Pluggable Authentication Modules:

- su does not set the pam tty variable. This is needed for auditing among
other things.
- if there is a problem with init groups, session close must be called
since session open can mount drives.
- pam credentials should not be set in the child since the parent will
need to dispose of credentials later.
- if there is a fork error, pam credentials need to be deleted and the
session closed.
- the parent needs to delete the pam credentials before it ends pam.

All users of coreutils are advised to upgrade to this updated package,
which resolves these issues.


Solution

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

This update is available via Red Hat Network. To use Red Hat Network,
launch the Red Hat Update Agent with the following command:

up2date

This will start an interactive process that will result in the appropriate
RPMs being upgraded on your system.

Updated packages

Red Hat Desktop (v. 4)

IA-32:
coreutils-5.2.1-31.2.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2011:0230
    MD5: 1b98d4ff098a57f409fbd40062012d36
 
x86_64:
coreutils-5.2.1-31.2.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2011:0230
    MD5: cf93016c70e25089caa0948d6e4846c2
 
Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS (v. 4)

IA-32:
coreutils-5.2.1-31.2.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2011:0230
    MD5: 1b98d4ff098a57f409fbd40062012d36
 
IA-64:
coreutils-5.2.1-31.2.ia64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2011:0230
    MD5: 46c8a687f22666e5b89174be1f21e448
 
PPC:
coreutils-5.2.1-31.2.ppc.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2011:0230
    MD5: 59e3727c9a383cb0e93ce12ddaf7dda7
 
s390:
coreutils-5.2.1-31.2.s390.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2011:0230
    MD5: bca0b32fa286bb010f29f0cc7ebf4507
 
s390x:
coreutils-5.2.1-31.2.s390x.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2011:0230
    MD5: 871b29a4319a9260c387a108421ef2b5
 
x86_64:
coreutils-5.2.1-31.2.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2011:0230
    MD5: cf93016c70e25089caa0948d6e4846c2
 
Red Hat Enterprise Linux ES (v. 4)

IA-32:
coreutils-5.2.1-31.2.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2011:0230
    MD5: 1b98d4ff098a57f409fbd40062012d36
 
IA-64:
coreutils-5.2.1-31.2.ia64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2011:0230
    MD5: 46c8a687f22666e5b89174be1f21e448
 
x86_64:
coreutils-5.2.1-31.2.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2011:0230
    MD5: cf93016c70e25089caa0948d6e4846c2
 
Red Hat Enterprise Linux WS (v. 4)

IA-32:
coreutils-5.2.1-31.2.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2011:0230
    MD5: 1b98d4ff098a57f409fbd40062012d36
 
IA-64:
coreutils-5.2.1-31.2.ia64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2011:0230
    MD5: 46c8a687f22666e5b89174be1f21e448
 
x86_64:
coreutils-5.2.1-31.2.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2011:0230
    MD5: cf93016c70e25089caa0948d6e4846c2
 
(The unlinked packages above are only available from the Red Hat Network)

Bugs fixed (see bugzilla for more information)

154946 - coreutils - su pam bugs
159219 - coreutils updates for new audit system



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