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Security Advisory initscripts security update

Advisory: RHSA-2006:0015-14
Type: Security Advisory
Severity: Moderate
Issued on: 2006-03-15
Last updated on: 2006-03-15
Affected Products: Red Hat Desktop (v. 3)
Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS (v. 3)
Red Hat Enterprise Linux ES (v. 3)
Red Hat Enterprise Linux WS (v. 3)
CVEs (cve.mitre.org): CVE-2005-3629

Details

Updated initscripts packages that fix a privilege escalation issue and
several bugs are now available.

This update has been rated as having moderate security impact by the Red
Hat Security Response Team.

The initscripts package contains the basic system scripts used to boot your
Red Hat system, change runlevels, and shut the system down cleanly.
Initscripts also contains the scripts that activate and deactivate most
network interfaces.

A bug was found in the way initscripts handled various environment
variables when the /sbin/service command is run. It is possible for a local
user with permissions to execute /sbin/service via sudo to execute
arbitrary commands as the 'root' user. The Common Vulnerabilities and
Exposures project assigned the name CVE-2005-3629 to this issue.

The following issues have also been fixed in this update:

* extraneous characters were logged on bootup.

* fsck would be attempted on filesystems marked with _netdev in rc.sysinit
before they were available.

Additionally, support for multi-core Itanium processors has been added to
redhat-support-check.

All users of initscripts should upgrade to these updated packages, which
contain backported patches to resolve 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. 3)

SRPMS:
initscripts-7.31.30.EL-1.src.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2006:0447
    MD5: 614de93f1381398420fab545a960a54c
 
IA-32:
initscripts-7.31.30.EL-1.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2006:0447
    MD5: 5f38fe789667b0c14cdeff55a9fdfb94
 
x86_64:
initscripts-7.31.30.EL-1.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2006:0447
    MD5: 0560f3487e88fe78b56163f9cb074d2e
 
Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS (v. 3)

SRPMS:
initscripts-7.31.30.EL-1.src.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2006:0447
    MD5: 614de93f1381398420fab545a960a54c
 
IA-32:
initscripts-7.31.30.EL-1.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2006:0447
    MD5: 5f38fe789667b0c14cdeff55a9fdfb94
 
IA-64:
initscripts-7.31.30.EL-1.ia64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2006:0447
    MD5: 00672ab9fc961f6efb44e43548216742
 
PPC:
initscripts-7.31.30.EL-1.ppc.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2006:0447
    MD5: b79c9567dde9791116264a738172a7ff
 
s390:
initscripts-7.31.30.EL-1.s390.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2006:0447
    MD5: 082885c498ad9d3e421aa1b8306582fa
 
s390x:
initscripts-7.31.30.EL-1.s390x.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2006:0447
    MD5: c10f0c1607e4425bc603eba8d5a323ee
 
x86_64:
initscripts-7.31.30.EL-1.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2006:0447
    MD5: 0560f3487e88fe78b56163f9cb074d2e
 
Red Hat Enterprise Linux ES (v. 3)

SRPMS:
initscripts-7.31.30.EL-1.src.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2006:0447
    MD5: 614de93f1381398420fab545a960a54c
 
IA-32:
initscripts-7.31.30.EL-1.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2006:0447
    MD5: 5f38fe789667b0c14cdeff55a9fdfb94
 
IA-64:
initscripts-7.31.30.EL-1.ia64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2006:0447
    MD5: 00672ab9fc961f6efb44e43548216742
 
x86_64:
initscripts-7.31.30.EL-1.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2006:0447
    MD5: 0560f3487e88fe78b56163f9cb074d2e
 
Red Hat Enterprise Linux WS (v. 3)

SRPMS:
initscripts-7.31.30.EL-1.src.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2006:0447
    MD5: 614de93f1381398420fab545a960a54c
 
IA-32:
initscripts-7.31.30.EL-1.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2006:0447
    MD5: 5f38fe789667b0c14cdeff55a9fdfb94
 
IA-64:
initscripts-7.31.30.EL-1.ia64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2006:0447
    MD5: 00672ab9fc961f6efb44e43548216742
 
x86_64:
initscripts-7.31.30.EL-1.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2006:0447
    MD5: 0560f3487e88fe78b56163f9cb074d2e
 

Bugs fixed (see bugzilla for more information)

169403 - Automount of the emcpower device fails if fsck is enabled for the device in /etc/fstab.
171198 - Bogus messages in system log (/var/log/messages)


References


Keywords

initscripts, itanium, messages, multi-core, netdev


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