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Security Advisory Moderate: device-mapper-multipath security update

Advisory: RHSA-2009:0411-1
Type: Security Advisory
Severity: Moderate
Issued on: 2009-04-07
Last updated on: 2009-04-07
Affected Products: Red Hat Desktop (v. 4)
Red Hat Enterprise Linux (v. 5 server)
Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS (v. 4)
Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS (v. 4.7.z)
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop (v. 5 client)
Red Hat Enterprise Linux ES (v. 4)
Red Hat Enterprise Linux ES (v. 4.7.z)
Red Hat Enterprise Linux EUS (v. 5.3.z server)
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Long Life (v. 5.3 server)
Red Hat Enterprise Linux WS (v. 4)
CVEs (cve.mitre.org): CVE-2009-0115

Details

Updated device-mapper-multipath packages that fix a security issue are now
available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 and 5.

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

The device-mapper multipath packages provide tools to manage multipath
devices by issuing instructions to the device-mapper multipath kernel
module, and by managing the creation and removal of partitions for
device-mapper devices.

It was discovered that the multipathd daemon set incorrect permissions on
the socket used to communicate with command line clients. An unprivileged,
local user could use this flaw to send commands to multipathd, resulting in
access disruptions to storage devices accessible via multiple paths and,
possibly, file system corruption on these devices. (CVE-2009-0115)

Users of device-mapper-multipath are advised to upgrade to these updated
packages, which contain a backported patch to resolve this issue. The
multipathd service must be restarted for the changes to take effect.

Important: the version of the multipathd daemon in Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 has a known issue which may cause a machine to become unresponsive when
the multipathd service is stopped. This issue is tracked in the Bugzilla
bug #494582; a link is provided in the References section of this erratum.
Until this issue is resolved, we recommend restarting the multipathd
service by issuing the following commands in sequence:

# killall -KILL multipathd

# service multipathd restart


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/docs/DOC-11259

Updated packages

Red Hat Desktop (v. 4)

IA-32:
device-mapper-multipath-0.4.5-31.el4_7.1.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2011:0243
    MD5: bd2706dc66a022467209c861c36c224e
 
x86_64:
device-mapper-multipath-0.4.5-31.el4_7.1.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2011:0243
    MD5: 14f4ecde37cfac40ea2645f23f3cad8a
 
Red Hat Enterprise Linux (v. 5 server)

SRPMS:
device-mapper-multipath-0.4.7-23.el5_3.2.src.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2009:0432
    MD5: 463ce394cc369f8c33607d8d9af8a12f
 
IA-32:
device-mapper-multipath-0.4.7-23.el5_3.2.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:1314
    MD5: e75aaf0689c77ef19721cb1189b9bb03
kpartx-0.4.7-23.el5_3.2.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:1314
    MD5: 09c6673cd59299461f06d4aac3bf0048
 
IA-64:
device-mapper-multipath-0.4.7-23.el5_3.2.ia64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:1314
    MD5: e3263140f59cc317923bf00567d86972
kpartx-0.4.7-23.el5_3.2.ia64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:1314
    MD5: 852d384fcf5e881c10d07314a2b3fb8f
 
PPC:
device-mapper-multipath-0.4.7-23.el5_3.2.ppc.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:1314
    MD5: 2d32731d767b26a317d63c155aad24a0
kpartx-0.4.7-23.el5_3.2.ppc.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:1314
    MD5: 31b978071c03795e3b84a0e7d0da0c3b
 
s390x:
device-mapper-multipath-0.4.7-23.el5_3.2.s390x.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:1314
    MD5: 947ed2f29040d36b64925c92e6083c7c
kpartx-0.4.7-23.el5_3.2.s390x.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:1314
    MD5: 3658af9cbeb81c963cb005986059dd72
 
x86_64:
device-mapper-multipath-0.4.7-23.el5_3.2.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:1314
    MD5: 5759ef5484a989b46da81db309cb6fdb
kpartx-0.4.7-23.el5_3.2.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:1314
    MD5: 89811589c74ae1f70a43239420573ef0
 
Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS (v. 4)

IA-32:
device-mapper-multipath-0.4.5-31.el4_7.1.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2011:0243
    MD5: bd2706dc66a022467209c861c36c224e
 
IA-64:
device-mapper-multipath-0.4.5-31.el4_7.1.ia64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2011:0243
    MD5: 6b0d57cf00f788ae71fff7a54cef9e16
 
PPC:
device-mapper-multipath-0.4.5-31.el4_7.1.ppc.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2011:0243
    MD5: 73da4e116b9d66a26f7583248b4b8fca
 
s390:
device-mapper-multipath-0.4.5-31.el4_7.1.s390.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2011:0243
    MD5: 3dbd2d03eeab5264b7119b038573abcc
 
s390x:
device-mapper-multipath-0.4.5-31.el4_7.1.s390x.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2011:0243
    MD5: 1a2022d60bb70286e8ade48b382c8ae5
 
x86_64:
device-mapper-multipath-0.4.5-31.el4_7.1.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2011:0243
    MD5: 14f4ecde37cfac40ea2645f23f3cad8a
 
Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS (v. 4.7.z)

IA-32:
device-mapper-multipath-0.4.5-31.el4_7.1.i386.rpm     MD5: bd2706dc66a022467209c861c36c224e
 
IA-64:
device-mapper-multipath-0.4.5-31.el4_7.1.ia64.rpm     MD5: 6b0d57cf00f788ae71fff7a54cef9e16
 
PPC:
device-mapper-multipath-0.4.5-31.el4_7.1.ppc.rpm     MD5: 73da4e116b9d66a26f7583248b4b8fca
 
s390:
device-mapper-multipath-0.4.5-31.el4_7.1.s390.rpm     MD5: 3dbd2d03eeab5264b7119b038573abcc
 
s390x:
device-mapper-multipath-0.4.5-31.el4_7.1.s390x.rpm     MD5: 1a2022d60bb70286e8ade48b382c8ae5
 
x86_64:
device-mapper-multipath-0.4.5-31.el4_7.1.x86_64.rpm     MD5: 14f4ecde37cfac40ea2645f23f3cad8a
 
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop (v. 5 client)

SRPMS:
device-mapper-multipath-0.4.7-23.el5_3.2.src.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2009:0432
    MD5: 463ce394cc369f8c33607d8d9af8a12f
 
IA-32:
device-mapper-multipath-0.4.7-23.el5_3.2.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:1314
    MD5: e75aaf0689c77ef19721cb1189b9bb03
kpartx-0.4.7-23.el5_3.2.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:1314
    MD5: 09c6673cd59299461f06d4aac3bf0048
 
x86_64:
device-mapper-multipath-0.4.7-23.el5_3.2.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:1314
    MD5: 5759ef5484a989b46da81db309cb6fdb
kpartx-0.4.7-23.el5_3.2.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:1314
    MD5: 89811589c74ae1f70a43239420573ef0
 
Red Hat Enterprise Linux ES (v. 4)

IA-32:
device-mapper-multipath-0.4.5-31.el4_7.1.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2011:0243
    MD5: bd2706dc66a022467209c861c36c224e
 
IA-64:
device-mapper-multipath-0.4.5-31.el4_7.1.ia64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2011:0243
    MD5: 6b0d57cf00f788ae71fff7a54cef9e16
 
x86_64:
device-mapper-multipath-0.4.5-31.el4_7.1.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2011:0243
    MD5: 14f4ecde37cfac40ea2645f23f3cad8a
 
Red Hat Enterprise Linux ES (v. 4.7.z)

IA-32:
device-mapper-multipath-0.4.5-31.el4_7.1.i386.rpm     MD5: bd2706dc66a022467209c861c36c224e
 
IA-64:
device-mapper-multipath-0.4.5-31.el4_7.1.ia64.rpm     MD5: 6b0d57cf00f788ae71fff7a54cef9e16
 
x86_64:
device-mapper-multipath-0.4.5-31.el4_7.1.x86_64.rpm     MD5: 14f4ecde37cfac40ea2645f23f3cad8a
 
Red Hat Enterprise Linux EUS (v. 5.3.z server)

SRPMS:
device-mapper-multipath-0.4.7-23.el5_3.2.src.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2009:0432
    MD5: 463ce394cc369f8c33607d8d9af8a12f
 
IA-32:
device-mapper-multipath-0.4.7-23.el5_3.2.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2009:0432
    MD5: e75aaf0689c77ef19721cb1189b9bb03
kpartx-0.4.7-23.el5_3.2.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2009:0432
    MD5: 09c6673cd59299461f06d4aac3bf0048
 
IA-64:
device-mapper-multipath-0.4.7-23.el5_3.2.ia64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2009:0432
    MD5: e3263140f59cc317923bf00567d86972
kpartx-0.4.7-23.el5_3.2.ia64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2009:0432
    MD5: 852d384fcf5e881c10d07314a2b3fb8f
 
PPC:
device-mapper-multipath-0.4.7-23.el5_3.2.ppc.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2009:0432
    MD5: 2d32731d767b26a317d63c155aad24a0
kpartx-0.4.7-23.el5_3.2.ppc.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2009:0432
    MD5: 31b978071c03795e3b84a0e7d0da0c3b
 
s390x:
device-mapper-multipath-0.4.7-23.el5_3.2.s390x.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2009:0432
    MD5: 947ed2f29040d36b64925c92e6083c7c
kpartx-0.4.7-23.el5_3.2.s390x.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2009:0432
    MD5: 3658af9cbeb81c963cb005986059dd72
 
x86_64:
device-mapper-multipath-0.4.7-23.el5_3.2.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2009:0432
    MD5: 5759ef5484a989b46da81db309cb6fdb
kpartx-0.4.7-23.el5_3.2.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2009:0432
    MD5: 89811589c74ae1f70a43239420573ef0
 
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Long Life (v. 5.3 server)

SRPMS:
device-mapper-multipath-0.4.7-23.el5_3.2.src.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2009:0432
    MD5: 463ce394cc369f8c33607d8d9af8a12f
 
IA-32:
device-mapper-multipath-0.4.7-23.el5_3.2.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2009:0432
    MD5: e75aaf0689c77ef19721cb1189b9bb03
kpartx-0.4.7-23.el5_3.2.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2009:0432
    MD5: 09c6673cd59299461f06d4aac3bf0048
 
IA-64:
device-mapper-multipath-0.4.7-23.el5_3.2.ia64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2009:0432
    MD5: e3263140f59cc317923bf00567d86972
kpartx-0.4.7-23.el5_3.2.ia64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2009:0432
    MD5: 852d384fcf5e881c10d07314a2b3fb8f
 
x86_64:
device-mapper-multipath-0.4.7-23.el5_3.2.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2009:0432
    MD5: 5759ef5484a989b46da81db309cb6fdb
kpartx-0.4.7-23.el5_3.2.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2009:0432
    MD5: 89811589c74ae1f70a43239420573ef0
 
Red Hat Enterprise Linux WS (v. 4)

IA-32:
device-mapper-multipath-0.4.5-31.el4_7.1.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2011:0243
    MD5: bd2706dc66a022467209c861c36c224e
 
IA-64:
device-mapper-multipath-0.4.5-31.el4_7.1.ia64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2011:0243
    MD5: 6b0d57cf00f788ae71fff7a54cef9e16
 
x86_64:
device-mapper-multipath-0.4.5-31.el4_7.1.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2011:0243
    MD5: 14f4ecde37cfac40ea2645f23f3cad8a
 
(The unlinked packages above are only available from the Red Hat Network)

Bugs fixed (see bugzilla for more information)

493330 - CVE-2009-0115 device-mapper-multipath: insecure permissions on multipathd.sock


References



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