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Foresight alert FLEA-2007-0060-1 (initscripts)

From:  Foresight Linux Essential Announcement Service <foresight-security-noreply@foresightlinux.org>
To:  foresight-security-announce@lists.rpath.org
Subject:  FLEA-2007-0060-1 initscripts
Date:  Fri, 26 Oct 2007 04:36:13 -0400
Message-ID:  <4721a6fd.W6aLlPS2ky01rlcM%foresight-security-noreply@foresightlinux.org>
Cc:  security-alerts@linuxsecurity.com, full-disclosure@lists.grok.org.uk, bugtraq@securityfocus.com, lwn@lwn.net

-----BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE----- Hash: SHA1 Foresight Linux Essential Advisory: 2007-0060-1 Published: 2007-10-26 Rating: Trivial Updated Versions: initscripts=/conary.rpath.com@rpl:devel//foresight.rpath.org@fl:1-devel//1/8.33-2.9-1 group-dist=/foresight.rpath.org@fl:1-devel//1/1.4.1-0.1-10 References: https://issues.rpath.com/browse/RPL-1825 Description: Previous versions of the initscripts package do not set sufficiently restrictive permissions on the /var/log/btmp file, leading to an information exposure issue in which users' passwords may be revealed to unprivileged users in cases when the passwords have been inadvertently entered as usernames at some login prompts. Because sshd detects the incorrect permissions on /var/log/btmp and thus does not log failed authentications (instead issuing a warning about the file permissions to /var/log/secure), and gdm does not log the user name, this vulnerability is generally limited to failed logins at the system text console or over a local serial port. - --- Copyright 2007 Foresight Linux Project Portions Copyright 2007 rPath Inc. This file is distributed under the terms of the MIT License. A copy is available at http://www.foresightlinux.org/permanent/mit-license.html -----BEGIN PGP SIGNATURE----- Version: GnuPG v2.0.7 (GNU/Linux) iQIVAwUBRyGm4tfwEn07iAtZAQKJTg/+N7ZMGHsvcbaYFUG+OBZUm0BORGj1UzYP U2zkGY5XdBVIeDXeNOT4HJdOkMzORC7M4az6EEzqa9UU9TBOkcRZMvz9gF/bu14O KqTfB5QhHkvQzpB9/ExMgnvayvugwtDMnQq1KuDSyKsCKHyc4spp3vdH9F5KylZz EHKJYmNaJKwU8Sbs9UhLKcgNb+Lxd+SfQlYSABfd3tXWcDkQgJaaTzMvskDu5w/i NTGB33MnCwJIoIjYWEndD+aitRrq/yAE5bVq7cS0vQWpi/yvv85HSbruMAmXqlTz Q1mL8kud7K2a0Nh2d1yr4TYYndArP6W6J9/lLh0ev/b3kMq0S5KmZDvKTEdymMAJ sZueikAVpnIfKUFao4zlnSLyS716FHCgnoizp0pJ5HI4MbGQnhIdZz/YWymUiADE THGcP8rbX2bR7pKeXcvF0M4hWZ5tiXGXXjvRUFCmvRZLCVnbqVCqoW4m5UpQixa0 NxsVUG34XMXfb8hcmPt1UviQeKCbrJelsU+NFQCLpEqZfg6Bme+Kez/x7U9xXxON NfbxN4t4fwZTmHnv/rG6j/cr1/1IsABC8bzWWCZhdJ56j/CC41Y/Gz1BpM18Y9e/ nT1Xuejgge3rlO/w+mhVr27ZUX7Zzx0G/G8PkyQptylX4bHrx4iqNa5h/x6A6mtS Cz27HdtuXqg= =/cpa -----END PGP SIGNATURE-----


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