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Security Advisory Low: resource-agents security, bug fix, and enhancement update

Advisory: RHSA-2011:1580-3
Type: Security Advisory
Severity: Low
Issued on: 2011-12-06
Last updated on: 2011-12-06
Affected Products: Red Hat Enterprise Linux High Availability (v. 6)
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Resilient Storage (v. 6)
CVEs (cve.mitre.org): CVE-2010-3389

Details

An updated resource-agents package that fixes one security issue, several
bugs, and adds multiple enhancements is now available for Red Hat
Enterprise Linux 6.

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.

The resource-agents package contains a set of scripts to interface with
several services to operate in a High Availability environment for both
Pacemaker and rgmanager service managers.

It was discovered that certain resource agent scripts set the
LD_LIBRARY_PATH environment variable to an insecure value containing empty
path elements. A local user able to trick a user running those scripts to
run them while working from an attacker-writable directory could use this
flaw to escalate their privileges via a specially-crafted dynamic library.
(CVE-2010-3389)

Red Hat would like to thank Raphael Geissert for reporting this issue.

This update also fixes the following bugs:

* When using the Sybase database and the ASEHAagent resource in the
cluster.conf file, it was not possible to run more than one ASEHAagent per
Sybase installation. Consequently, a second ASEHA (Sybase Adaptive Server
Enterprise (ASE) with the High Availability Option) agent could not be run.
This bug has been fixed and it is now possible to use two ASEHA agents
using the same Sybase installation. (BZ#711852)

* The s/lang scripts, which implement internal functionality for the
rgmanager package, while the central_processing option is in use, were
included in the wrong package. Now, the rgmanager and resource-agents
packages require each other for installation to prevent problems when they
are used separately. (BZ#693518)

* Previously, the oracledb.sh script was using the "shutdown abort" command
as the first attempt to shut down a database. With this update, oracledb.sh
first attempts a graceful shutdown via the "shutdown immediate" command
before forcing the shutdown. (BZ#689801)

* Previously, when setting up a service on a cluster with a shared IP
resource and an Apache resource, the generated httpd.conf file contained a
bug in the line describing the shared IP address (the "Listen" line). Now,
the Apache resource agent generates the "Listen" line properly. (BZ#667217)

* If a high-availability (HA) cluster service was defined with an Apache
resource and was named with two words, such as "kickstart httpd", the
service never started because it could not find a directory with the space
character in its name escaped. Now, Apache resources work properly if a
name contains a space as described above. (BZ#667222)

* When inheritance was used in the cluster.conf file, a bug in the
/usr/share/cluster/nfsclient.sh file prevented it from monitoring NFS
exports properly. Consequently, monitoring of NFS exports to NFS clients
resulted in an endless loop. This bug has been fixed and the monitoring now
works as expected. (BZ#691814)

* Previously, the postgres-8 resource agent did not detect when a
PostgreSQL server failed to start. This bug has been fixed and postgres-8
now works as expected in the described scenario. (BZ#694816)

* When using the Pacemaker resource manager, the fs.sh resource agent
reported an error condition, if called with the "monitor" parameter and the
referenced device did not exist. Consequently, the error condition
prevented the resource from being started. Now, fs.sh returns the proper
response code in the described scenario, thus fixing this bug. (BZ#709400)

* Previously, numerous RGManager resource agents returned incorrect
response codes when coupled with the Pacemaker resource manager. Now, the
agents have been updated to work with Pacemaker properly. (BZ#727643)

This update also adds the following enhancement:

* With this update, when the network is removed from a node using the
netfs.sh resource agent, it now recovers faster than previously.
(BZ#678497)

As well, this update upgrades the resource-agents package to upstream
version 3.9.2, which provides a number of bug fixes and enhancements over
the previous version. (BZ#707127)

All users of resource-agents are advised to upgrade to this updated
package, which corrects these issues and adds these enhancements.


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
https://access.redhat.com/kb/docs/DOC-11259

Updated packages

Red Hat Enterprise Linux High Availability (v. 6)

SRPMS:
resource-agents-3.9.2-7.el6.src.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2014:0336
    MD5: dbb449cbb252e3e1441ed0baf9eed6e1
SHA-256: e1ab117d20c3f2def1055142edfc01a96ac1f1f463cf8996d8596cf007362d1f
 
IA-32:
resource-agents-3.9.2-7.el6.i686.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2014:0336
    MD5: 1fe2bb04f96fbbb35f0cf8cc2f26e964
SHA-256: ac491d4451604a286d6fc458c848e591471c06d6d45590e30d40d2a1e238449c
resource-agents-debuginfo-3.9.2-7.el6.i686.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2014:0336
    MD5: 39143d3e57e0ad0e36c0c5854d000166
SHA-256: b9c54412a6005c4793624ba56240eaa3f756793f1b872d91c8fdf4a7b68b4268
 
x86_64:
resource-agents-3.9.2-7.el6.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2014:0336
    MD5: d8c75b2e2d1fa937f7bd90c66fc55131
SHA-256: 17f266a9ddad8616d6d9968fbceb3ba220d97ec4713b8208b3df2b7e026dbd2c
resource-agents-debuginfo-3.9.2-7.el6.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2014:0336
    MD5: 9a6ae3e526233dfbe90b5e3409778803
SHA-256: 63ce0c939ce06b70579c9f4a32b0df60d9b4e53f5a928567ed93cfc8f7f37d0f
 
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Resilient Storage (v. 6)

SRPMS:
resource-agents-3.9.2-7.el6.src.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2014:0336
    MD5: dbb449cbb252e3e1441ed0baf9eed6e1
SHA-256: e1ab117d20c3f2def1055142edfc01a96ac1f1f463cf8996d8596cf007362d1f
 
IA-32:
resource-agents-3.9.2-7.el6.i686.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2014:0336
    MD5: 1fe2bb04f96fbbb35f0cf8cc2f26e964
SHA-256: ac491d4451604a286d6fc458c848e591471c06d6d45590e30d40d2a1e238449c
resource-agents-debuginfo-3.9.2-7.el6.i686.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2014:0336
    MD5: 39143d3e57e0ad0e36c0c5854d000166
SHA-256: b9c54412a6005c4793624ba56240eaa3f756793f1b872d91c8fdf4a7b68b4268
 
x86_64:
resource-agents-3.9.2-7.el6.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2014:0336
    MD5: d8c75b2e2d1fa937f7bd90c66fc55131
SHA-256: 17f266a9ddad8616d6d9968fbceb3ba220d97ec4713b8208b3df2b7e026dbd2c
resource-agents-debuginfo-3.9.2-7.el6.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2014:0336
    MD5: 9a6ae3e526233dfbe90b5e3409778803
SHA-256: 63ce0c939ce06b70579c9f4a32b0df60d9b4e53f5a928567ed93cfc8f7f37d0f
 
(The unlinked packages above are only available from the Red Hat Network)

Bugs fixed (see bugzilla for more information)

639044 - CVE-2010-3389 rgmanager: insecure library loading vulnerability
661888 - Support/testing of XFS filesystem as part of RHEL HA Add On
667217 - Listen line in generated httpd.conf incorrect
667222 - Apache resources with spaces in their names fail to start
678497 - netfs.sh patch, when network is lost it takes too long to unmount the NFS filesystems
691814 - nfsclient exports doens't work.
693518 - Move rgmanager S/Lang from resource-agents to rgmanager
694816 - postgres-8 resource agent does not detect a failed start of postgres server
707127 - resource-agents rebase
709400 - fs.sh resource agent monitor should not return an error if device does not exist.
711852 - second ASEHA agent wont start - Unique attribute collision
727643 - Modify major resource-agent agents to provide proper return codes to pacemaker


References



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