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Security Advisory Low: coolkey security and bug fix update

Advisory: RHSA-2007:0631-4
Type: Security Advisory
Severity: Low
Issued on: 2007-11-07
Last updated on: 2007-11-07
Affected Products: RHEL Desktop Workstation (v. 5 client)
Red Hat Enterprise Linux (v. 5 server)
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop (v. 5 client)
CVEs (cve.mitre.org): CVE-2007-4129

Details

Updated coolkey packages that fix a security issue and various bugs are now
available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.

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

coolkey contains the driver support for the CoolKey and Common Access Card
(CAC) Smart Card products. The CAC is used by the U.S. Government.

Steve Grubb discovered a flaw in the way coolkey created a temporary
directory. A local attacker could perform a symlink attack and cause
arbitrary files to be overwritten. (CVE-2007-4129)

In addition, the updated packages contain fixes for the following bugs in
the CAC Smart Card support:

* CAC Smart Cards can have from 1 to 3 certificates. The coolkey driver,
however, was not recognizing cards if they had less than 3 certificates.

* logging into a CAC Smart Card token with a new application would cause
other, already authenticated, applications to lose their login status
unless the Smart Card was then removed from the reader and re-inserted.

All CAC users should upgrade to these updated packages, which resolve these
issues.


Solution

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

This update is available via Red Hat Network. Details on how to use
the Red Hat Network to apply this update are available at
http://kbase.redhat.com/faq/FAQ_58_10188

Updated packages

RHEL Desktop Workstation (v. 5 client)

IA-32:
coolkey-devel-1.1.0-5.el5.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHEA-2013:1324
    MD5: 420831d4a8b91dfeeed93dca86958264
 
x86_64:
coolkey-devel-1.1.0-5.el5.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHEA-2013:1324
    MD5: 420831d4a8b91dfeeed93dca86958264
coolkey-devel-1.1.0-5.el5.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHEA-2013:1324
    MD5: d94108f3f7c7a5b6a91ef5db9c71ec76
 
Red Hat Enterprise Linux (v. 5 server)

IA-32:
coolkey-1.1.0-5.el5.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHEA-2013:1324
    MD5: 734a4e94f71f9d8dcadc1b40af734442
coolkey-devel-1.1.0-5.el5.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHEA-2013:1324
    MD5: 420831d4a8b91dfeeed93dca86958264
 
IA-64:
coolkey-1.1.0-5.el5.ia64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHEA-2013:1324
    MD5: 03d0815c1d295fcc22338839ccdf5e41
coolkey-devel-1.1.0-5.el5.ia64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHEA-2013:1324
    MD5: 2cb167ef2c9a3fd05dd9a84fe3bcd89b
 
PPC:
coolkey-1.1.0-5.el5.ppc.rpm
File outdated by:  RHEA-2013:1324
    MD5: 907006f844462842bbe197a8a1fa3915
coolkey-1.1.0-5.el5.ppc64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHEA-2013:1324
    MD5: 47f4e5c0933af668243c6118217e0a74
coolkey-devel-1.1.0-5.el5.ppc.rpm
File outdated by:  RHEA-2013:1324
    MD5: e7cc7de5db3d0bdf8e2edf99e5cbc05a
coolkey-devel-1.1.0-5.el5.ppc64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHEA-2013:1324
    MD5: cec5f0cdc94054f76734417f179ae395
 
x86_64:
coolkey-1.1.0-5.el5.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHEA-2013:1324
    MD5: 734a4e94f71f9d8dcadc1b40af734442
coolkey-1.1.0-5.el5.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHEA-2013:1324
    MD5: a4732c520ce771644185307d2b2dd036
coolkey-devel-1.1.0-5.el5.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHEA-2013:1324
    MD5: 420831d4a8b91dfeeed93dca86958264
coolkey-devel-1.1.0-5.el5.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHEA-2013:1324
    MD5: d94108f3f7c7a5b6a91ef5db9c71ec76
 
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop (v. 5 client)

IA-32:
coolkey-1.1.0-5.el5.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHEA-2013:1324
    MD5: 734a4e94f71f9d8dcadc1b40af734442
 
x86_64:
coolkey-1.1.0-5.el5.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHEA-2013:1324
    MD5: 734a4e94f71f9d8dcadc1b40af734442
coolkey-1.1.0-5.el5.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHEA-2013:1324
    MD5: a4732c520ce771644185307d2b2dd036
 
(The unlinked packages above are only available from the Red Hat Network)

Bugs fixed (see bugzilla for more information)

200295 - Coolkey does not support CAC cards with less than 3 certs
200316 - Open apps loose the CAC card after a C_logout from another app.
251774 - CVE-2007-4129 coolkey file and directory permission flaw


References



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