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Red Hat: 2011:1691-03: util-linux-ng: Low Advisory Print E-mail
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Posted by Benjamin D. Thomas   
RedHat Linux Updated util-linux-ng packages that fix multiple security issues, several bugs, and add various enhancements are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6. [More...]
=====================================================================
                   Red Hat Security Advisory

Synopsis:          Low: util-linux-ng security, bug fix, and enhancement update
Advisory ID:       RHSA-2011:1691-03
Product:           Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Advisory URL:      https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2011-1691.html
Issue date:        2011-12-06
CVE Names:         CVE-2011-1675 CVE-2011-1677 
=====================================================================

1. Summary:

Updated util-linux-ng packages that fix multiple security issues, several
bugs, and add various enhancements are now available for Red Hat
Enterprise Linux 6.

The Red Hat Security Response Team has rated this update as having low
security impact. Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) base scores,
which give detailed severity ratings, are available for each vulnerability
from the CVE links in the References section.

2. Relevant releases/architectures:

Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop (v. 6) - i386, x86_64
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop Optional (v. 6) - i386, x86_64
Red Hat Enterprise Linux HPC Node (v. 6) - x86_64
Red Hat Enterprise Linux HPC Node Optional (v. 6) - x86_64
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server (v. 6) - i386, ppc64, s390x, x86_64
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Workstation (v. 6) - i386, x86_64

3. Description:

The util-linux-ng packages contain a large variety of low-level system
utilities that are necessary for a Linux operating system to function.

Multiple flaws were found in the way the mount and umount commands
performed mtab (mounted file systems table) file updates. A local,
unprivileged user allowed to mount or unmount file systems could use these
flaws to corrupt the mtab file and create a stale lock file, preventing
other users from mounting and unmounting file systems. (CVE-2011-1675,
CVE-2011-1677)

This update also fixes the following bugs:

* Due to a hard coded limit of 128 devices, an attempt to run the
"blkid -c" command on more than 128 devices caused blkid to terminate
unexpectedly. This update increases the maximum number of devices to 8192
so that blkid no longer crashes in this scenario. (BZ#675999)

* Previously, the "swapon -a" command did not detect device-mapper
devices that were already in use. This update corrects the swapon utility
to detect such devices as expected. (BZ#679741)

* Prior to this update, the presence of an invalid line in the /etc/fstab
file could cause the umount utility to terminate unexpectedly with
a segmentation fault. This update applies a patch that corrects this error
so that umount now correctly reports invalid lines and no longer crashes.
(BZ#684203)

* Previously, an attempt to use the wipefs utility on a partitioned
device caused the utility to terminate unexpectedly with an error. This
update adapts wipefs to only display a warning message in this situation.
(BZ#696959)

* When providing information on interprocess communication (IPC)
facilities, the ipcs utility could previously display a process owner as
a negative number if the user's UID was too large. This update adapts the
underlying source code to make sure the UID values are now displayed
correctly. (BZ#712158)

* In the installation scriptlets, the uuidd package uses the chkconfig
utility to enable and disable the uuidd service. Previously, this package
did not depend on the chkconfig package, which could lead to errors during
installation if chkconfig was not installed. This update adds chkconfig
to the list of dependencies so that such errors no longer occur.
(BZ#712808)

* The previous version of the /etc/udev/rules.d/60-raw.rules file
contained a statement that both this file and raw devices are deprecated.
This is no longer true and the Red Hat Enterprise Linux kernel supports
this functionality. With this update, the aforementioned file no longer
contains this incorrect statement. (BZ#716995)

* Previously, an attempt to use the cfdisk utility to read the default
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 partition layout failed with an error. This
update corrects this error and the cfdisk utility can now read the default
partition layout as expected. (BZ#723352)

* The previous version of the tailf(1) manual page incorrectly stated that
users can use the "--lines=NUMBER" command line option to limit the number
of displayed lines. However, the tailf utility does not allow the use of
the equals sign (=) between the option and its argument. This update
corrects this error. (BZ#679831)

* The fstab(5) manual page has been updated to clarify that empty lines in
the /etc/fstab configuration file are ignored. (BZ#694648)

As well, this update adds the following enhancements:

* A new fstrim utility has been added to the package. This utility allows
the root user to discard unused blocks on a mounted file system.
(BZ#692119)

* The login utility has been updated to provide support for failed login
attempts that are reported by PAM. (BZ#696731)

* The lsblk utility has been updated to provide additional information
about the topology and status of block devices. (BZ#723638)

* The agetty utility has been updated to pass the hostname to the login
utility. (BZ#726092)

All users of util-linux-ng are advised to upgrade to these updated
packages, which contain backported patches to correct these issues and add
these enhancements.

4. 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

5. Bugs fixed (http://bugzilla.redhat.com/):

675999 - blkid crashes on a server with more than 128 storage devices
679741 - canonicalize swap devices
679831 - --lines does not work: tailf: invalid option
684203 - umount fails on inconsistent fstab
692119 - Include fstrim tool to enable user-space using discard/UNMAP/WRITE_SAME for enterprise arrays
694648 - [RHEL6] Blank line at head of fstab
695916 - CVE-2011-1675 util-linux: mount fails to anticipate RLIMIT_FSIZE
695924 - CVE-2011-1677 util-linux: umount may fail to remove /etc/mtab~ lock file
696731 - display failed login attempts
696959 - wipefs(8) reject partitioned devices
712158 - uid/gid overflow in ipcs
712808 - uuidd should depend on chkconfig
716995 - Remove Deprecation Statement in /etc/udev/rules.d/60-raw.rules
723352 - cfdisk cannot read default installer partitioning
723546 - Defects revealed by Coverity scan
723638 - Backport upstream extensions for lsblk
726092 - Pass host name from agetty to login

6. Package List:

Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop (v. 6):

Source:
ftp://ftp.redhat.com/pub/redhat/linux/enterprise/6Client/en/os/SRPMS/util-linux-ng-2.17.2-12.4.el6.src.rpm

i386:
libblkid-2.17.2-12.4.el6.i686.rpm
libuuid-2.17.2-12.4.el6.i686.rpm
util-linux-ng-2.17.2-12.4.el6.i686.rpm
util-linux-ng-debuginfo-2.17.2-12.4.el6.i686.rpm
uuidd-2.17.2-12.4.el6.i686.rpm

x86_64:
libblkid-2.17.2-12.4.el6.i686.rpm
libblkid-2.17.2-12.4.el6.x86_64.rpm
libuuid-2.17.2-12.4.el6.i686.rpm
libuuid-2.17.2-12.4.el6.x86_64.rpm
util-linux-ng-2.17.2-12.4.el6.i686.rpm
util-linux-ng-2.17.2-12.4.el6.x86_64.rpm
util-linux-ng-debuginfo-2.17.2-12.4.el6.i686.rpm
util-linux-ng-debuginfo-2.17.2-12.4.el6.x86_64.rpm
uuidd-2.17.2-12.4.el6.x86_64.rpm

Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop Optional (v. 6):

Source:
ftp://ftp.redhat.com/pub/redhat/linux/enterprise/6Client/en/os/SRPMS/util-linux-ng-2.17.2-12.4.el6.src.rpm

i386:
libblkid-devel-2.17.2-12.4.el6.i686.rpm
libuuid-devel-2.17.2-12.4.el6.i686.rpm
util-linux-ng-debuginfo-2.17.2-12.4.el6.i686.rpm

x86_64:
libblkid-devel-2.17.2-12.4.el6.i686.rpm
libblkid-devel-2.17.2-12.4.el6.x86_64.rpm
libuuid-devel-2.17.2-12.4.el6.i686.rpm
libuuid-devel-2.17.2-12.4.el6.x86_64.rpm
util-linux-ng-debuginfo-2.17.2-12.4.el6.i686.rpm
util-linux-ng-debuginfo-2.17.2-12.4.el6.x86_64.rpm

Red Hat Enterprise Linux HPC Node (v. 6):

Source:
ftp://ftp.redhat.com/pub/redhat/linux/enterprise/6ComputeNode/en/os/SRPMS/util-linux-ng-2.17.2-12.4.el6.src.rpm

x86_64:
libblkid-2.17.2-12.4.el6.i686.rpm
libblkid-2.17.2-12.4.el6.x86_64.rpm
libuuid-2.17.2-12.4.el6.i686.rpm
libuuid-2.17.2-12.4.el6.x86_64.rpm
util-linux-ng-2.17.2-12.4.el6.i686.rpm
util-linux-ng-2.17.2-12.4.el6.x86_64.rpm
util-linux-ng-debuginfo-2.17.2-12.4.el6.i686.rpm
util-linux-ng-debuginfo-2.17.2-12.4.el6.x86_64.rpm
uuidd-2.17.2-12.4.el6.x86_64.rpm

Red Hat Enterprise Linux HPC Node Optional (v. 6):

Source:
ftp://ftp.redhat.com/pub/redhat/linux/enterprise/6ComputeNode/en/os/SRPMS/util-linux-ng-2.17.2-12.4.el6.src.rpm

x86_64:
libblkid-devel-2.17.2-12.4.el6.i686.rpm
libblkid-devel-2.17.2-12.4.el6.x86_64.rpm
libuuid-devel-2.17.2-12.4.el6.i686.rpm
libuuid-devel-2.17.2-12.4.el6.x86_64.rpm
util-linux-ng-debuginfo-2.17.2-12.4.el6.i686.rpm
util-linux-ng-debuginfo-2.17.2-12.4.el6.x86_64.rpm

Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server (v. 6):

Source:
ftp://ftp.redhat.com/pub/redhat/linux/enterprise/6Server/en/os/SRPMS/util-linux-ng-2.17.2-12.4.el6.src.rpm

i386:
libblkid-2.17.2-12.4.el6.i686.rpm
libblkid-devel-2.17.2-12.4.el6.i686.rpm
libuuid-2.17.2-12.4.el6.i686.rpm
libuuid-devel-2.17.2-12.4.el6.i686.rpm
util-linux-ng-2.17.2-12.4.el6.i686.rpm
util-linux-ng-debuginfo-2.17.2-12.4.el6.i686.rpm
uuidd-2.17.2-12.4.el6.i686.rpm

ppc64:
libblkid-2.17.2-12.4.el6.ppc.rpm
libblkid-2.17.2-12.4.el6.ppc64.rpm
libblkid-devel-2.17.2-12.4.el6.ppc.rpm
libblkid-devel-2.17.2-12.4.el6.ppc64.rpm
libuuid-2.17.2-12.4.el6.ppc.rpm
libuuid-2.17.2-12.4.el6.ppc64.rpm
libuuid-devel-2.17.2-12.4.el6.ppc.rpm
libuuid-devel-2.17.2-12.4.el6.ppc64.rpm
util-linux-ng-2.17.2-12.4.el6.ppc.rpm
util-linux-ng-2.17.2-12.4.el6.ppc64.rpm
util-linux-ng-debuginfo-2.17.2-12.4.el6.ppc.rpm
util-linux-ng-debuginfo-2.17.2-12.4.el6.ppc64.rpm
uuidd-2.17.2-12.4.el6.ppc64.rpm

s390x:
libblkid-2.17.2-12.4.el6.s390.rpm
libblkid-2.17.2-12.4.el6.s390x.rpm
libblkid-devel-2.17.2-12.4.el6.s390.rpm
libblkid-devel-2.17.2-12.4.el6.s390x.rpm
libuuid-2.17.2-12.4.el6.s390.rpm
libuuid-2.17.2-12.4.el6.s390x.rpm
libuuid-devel-2.17.2-12.4.el6.s390.rpm
libuuid-devel-2.17.2-12.4.el6.s390x.rpm
util-linux-ng-2.17.2-12.4.el6.s390.rpm
util-linux-ng-2.17.2-12.4.el6.s390x.rpm
util-linux-ng-debuginfo-2.17.2-12.4.el6.s390.rpm
util-linux-ng-debuginfo-2.17.2-12.4.el6.s390x.rpm
uuidd-2.17.2-12.4.el6.s390x.rpm

x86_64:
libblkid-2.17.2-12.4.el6.i686.rpm
libblkid-2.17.2-12.4.el6.x86_64.rpm
libblkid-devel-2.17.2-12.4.el6.i686.rpm
libblkid-devel-2.17.2-12.4.el6.x86_64.rpm
libuuid-2.17.2-12.4.el6.i686.rpm
libuuid-2.17.2-12.4.el6.x86_64.rpm
libuuid-devel-2.17.2-12.4.el6.i686.rpm
libuuid-devel-2.17.2-12.4.el6.x86_64.rpm
util-linux-ng-2.17.2-12.4.el6.i686.rpm
util-linux-ng-2.17.2-12.4.el6.x86_64.rpm
util-linux-ng-debuginfo-2.17.2-12.4.el6.i686.rpm
util-linux-ng-debuginfo-2.17.2-12.4.el6.x86_64.rpm
uuidd-2.17.2-12.4.el6.x86_64.rpm

Red Hat Enterprise Linux Workstation (v. 6):

Source:
ftp://ftp.redhat.com/pub/redhat/linux/enterprise/6Workstation/en/os/SRPMS/util-linux-ng-2.17.2-12.4.el6.src.rpm

i386:
libblkid-2.17.2-12.4.el6.i686.rpm
libblkid-devel-2.17.2-12.4.el6.i686.rpm
libuuid-2.17.2-12.4.el6.i686.rpm
libuuid-devel-2.17.2-12.4.el6.i686.rpm
util-linux-ng-2.17.2-12.4.el6.i686.rpm
util-linux-ng-debuginfo-2.17.2-12.4.el6.i686.rpm
uuidd-2.17.2-12.4.el6.i686.rpm

x86_64:
libblkid-2.17.2-12.4.el6.i686.rpm
libblkid-2.17.2-12.4.el6.x86_64.rpm
libblkid-devel-2.17.2-12.4.el6.i686.rpm
libblkid-devel-2.17.2-12.4.el6.x86_64.rpm
libuuid-2.17.2-12.4.el6.i686.rpm
libuuid-2.17.2-12.4.el6.x86_64.rpm
libuuid-devel-2.17.2-12.4.el6.i686.rpm
libuuid-devel-2.17.2-12.4.el6.x86_64.rpm
util-linux-ng-2.17.2-12.4.el6.i686.rpm
util-linux-ng-2.17.2-12.4.el6.x86_64.rpm
util-linux-ng-debuginfo-2.17.2-12.4.el6.i686.rpm
util-linux-ng-debuginfo-2.17.2-12.4.el6.x86_64.rpm
uuidd-2.17.2-12.4.el6.x86_64.rpm

These packages are GPG signed by Red Hat for security.  Our key and 
details on how to verify the signature are available from
https://access.redhat.com/security/team/key/#package

7. References:

https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2011-1675.html
https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2011-1677.html
https://access.redhat.com/security/updates/classification/#low

8. Contact:

The Red Hat security contact is .  More contact
details at https://access.redhat.com/security/team/contact/

Copyright 2011 Red Hat, Inc.
 
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