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Red Hat: 2013:1537-02: augeas: Low Advisory Print E-mail
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Posted by Benjamin D. Thomas   
RedHat Linux Updated augeas packages that fix two 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 [More...]
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                   Red Hat Security Advisory

Synopsis:          Low: augeas security, bug fix, and enhancement update
Advisory ID:       RHSA-2013:1537-02
Product:           Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Advisory URL:      https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2013-1537.html
Issue date:        2013-11-21
CVE Names:         CVE-2012-0786 CVE-2012-0787 
=====================================================================

1. Summary:

Updated augeas packages that fix two 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. A Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) base score,
which gives a detailed severity rating, is available from the CVE link 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 Server Optional (v. 6) - i386, ppc64, s390x, x86_64
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Workstation (v. 6) - i386, x86_64
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Workstation Optional (v. 6) - i386, x86_64

3. Description:

Augeas is a utility for editing configuration. Augeas parses configuration
files in their native formats and transforms them into a tree.
Configuration changes are made by manipulating this tree and saving it back
into native configuration files. Augeas also uses "lenses" as basic
building blocks for establishing the mapping from files into the Augeas
tree and back.

Multiple flaws were found in the way Augeas handled configuration files
when updating them. An application using Augeas to update configuration
files in a directory that is writable to by a different user (for example,
an application running as root that is updating files in a directory owned
by a non-root service user) could have been tricked into overwriting
arbitrary files or leaking information via a symbolic link or mount point
attack. (CVE-2012-0786, CVE-2012-0787)

The augeas package has been upgraded to upstream version 1.0.0, which
provides a number of bug fixes and enhancements over the previous version.
(BZ#817753)

This update also fixes the following bugs:

* Previously, when single quotes were used in an XML attribute, Augeas was
unable to parse the file with the XML lens. An upstream patch has been
provided ensuring that single quotes are handled as valid characters and
parsing no longer fails. (BZ#799885)

* Prior to this update, Augeas was unable to set up the "require_ssl_reuse"
option in the vsftpd.conf file. The updated patch fixes the vsftpd lens to
properly recognize this option, thus fixing this bug. (BZ#855022)

* Previously, the XML lens did not support non-Unix line endings.
Consequently, Augeas was unable to load any files containing such line
endings. The XML lens has been fixed to handle files with CRLF line
endings, thus fixing this bug. (BZ#799879)

* Previously, Augeas was unable to parse modprobe.conf files with spaces
around "=" characters in option directives. The modprobe lens has been
updated and parsing no longer fails. (BZ#826752)

All Augeas users 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/site/articles/11258

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

772257 - CVE-2012-0786 augeas: susceptible to symlink attack
772261 - CVE-2012-0787 augeas: susceptible to mountpoint attack
826752 - virsh iface-list produces an error when "options ipv6 disable = 1" is in an /etc/modprobe.d file
855022 - Augeas can't setup "require_ssl_reuse" option in vsftpd.conf

6. Package List:

Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop (v. 6):

Source:
ftp://ftp.redhat.com/pub/redhat/linux/enterprise/6Client/en/os/SRPMS/augeas-1.0.0-5.el6.src.rpm

i386:
augeas-debuginfo-1.0.0-5.el6.i686.rpm
augeas-libs-1.0.0-5.el6.i686.rpm

x86_64:
augeas-debuginfo-1.0.0-5.el6.i686.rpm
augeas-debuginfo-1.0.0-5.el6.x86_64.rpm
augeas-libs-1.0.0-5.el6.i686.rpm
augeas-libs-1.0.0-5.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/augeas-1.0.0-5.el6.src.rpm

i386:
augeas-1.0.0-5.el6.i686.rpm
augeas-debuginfo-1.0.0-5.el6.i686.rpm
augeas-devel-1.0.0-5.el6.i686.rpm

x86_64:
augeas-1.0.0-5.el6.x86_64.rpm
augeas-debuginfo-1.0.0-5.el6.i686.rpm
augeas-debuginfo-1.0.0-5.el6.x86_64.rpm
augeas-devel-1.0.0-5.el6.i686.rpm
augeas-devel-1.0.0-5.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/augeas-1.0.0-5.el6.src.rpm

x86_64:
augeas-debuginfo-1.0.0-5.el6.i686.rpm
augeas-debuginfo-1.0.0-5.el6.x86_64.rpm
augeas-libs-1.0.0-5.el6.i686.rpm
augeas-libs-1.0.0-5.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/augeas-1.0.0-5.el6.src.rpm

x86_64:
augeas-1.0.0-5.el6.x86_64.rpm
augeas-debuginfo-1.0.0-5.el6.i686.rpm
augeas-debuginfo-1.0.0-5.el6.x86_64.rpm
augeas-devel-1.0.0-5.el6.i686.rpm
augeas-devel-1.0.0-5.el6.x86_64.rpm

Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server (v. 6):

Source:
ftp://ftp.redhat.com/pub/redhat/linux/enterprise/6Server/en/os/SRPMS/augeas-1.0.0-5.el6.src.rpm

i386:
augeas-debuginfo-1.0.0-5.el6.i686.rpm
augeas-libs-1.0.0-5.el6.i686.rpm

ppc64:
augeas-debuginfo-1.0.0-5.el6.ppc.rpm
augeas-debuginfo-1.0.0-5.el6.ppc64.rpm
augeas-libs-1.0.0-5.el6.ppc.rpm
augeas-libs-1.0.0-5.el6.ppc64.rpm

s390x:
augeas-debuginfo-1.0.0-5.el6.s390.rpm
augeas-debuginfo-1.0.0-5.el6.s390x.rpm
augeas-libs-1.0.0-5.el6.s390.rpm
augeas-libs-1.0.0-5.el6.s390x.rpm

x86_64:
augeas-debuginfo-1.0.0-5.el6.i686.rpm
augeas-debuginfo-1.0.0-5.el6.x86_64.rpm
augeas-libs-1.0.0-5.el6.i686.rpm
augeas-libs-1.0.0-5.el6.x86_64.rpm

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

Source:
ftp://ftp.redhat.com/pub/redhat/linux/enterprise/6Server/en/os/SRPMS/augeas-1.0.0-5.el6.src.rpm

i386:
augeas-1.0.0-5.el6.i686.rpm
augeas-debuginfo-1.0.0-5.el6.i686.rpm
augeas-devel-1.0.0-5.el6.i686.rpm

ppc64:
augeas-1.0.0-5.el6.ppc64.rpm
augeas-debuginfo-1.0.0-5.el6.ppc.rpm
augeas-debuginfo-1.0.0-5.el6.ppc64.rpm
augeas-devel-1.0.0-5.el6.ppc.rpm
augeas-devel-1.0.0-5.el6.ppc64.rpm

s390x:
augeas-1.0.0-5.el6.s390x.rpm
augeas-debuginfo-1.0.0-5.el6.s390.rpm
augeas-debuginfo-1.0.0-5.el6.s390x.rpm
augeas-devel-1.0.0-5.el6.s390.rpm
augeas-devel-1.0.0-5.el6.s390x.rpm

x86_64:
augeas-1.0.0-5.el6.x86_64.rpm
augeas-debuginfo-1.0.0-5.el6.i686.rpm
augeas-debuginfo-1.0.0-5.el6.x86_64.rpm
augeas-devel-1.0.0-5.el6.i686.rpm
augeas-devel-1.0.0-5.el6.x86_64.rpm

Red Hat Enterprise Linux Workstation (v. 6):

Source:
ftp://ftp.redhat.com/pub/redhat/linux/enterprise/6Workstation/en/os/SRPMS/augeas-1.0.0-5.el6.src.rpm

i386:
augeas-debuginfo-1.0.0-5.el6.i686.rpm
augeas-libs-1.0.0-5.el6.i686.rpm

x86_64:
augeas-debuginfo-1.0.0-5.el6.i686.rpm
augeas-debuginfo-1.0.0-5.el6.x86_64.rpm
augeas-libs-1.0.0-5.el6.i686.rpm
augeas-libs-1.0.0-5.el6.x86_64.rpm

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

Source:
ftp://ftp.redhat.com/pub/redhat/linux/enterprise/6Workstation/en/os/SRPMS/augeas-1.0.0-5.el6.src.rpm

i386:
augeas-1.0.0-5.el6.i686.rpm
augeas-debuginfo-1.0.0-5.el6.i686.rpm
augeas-devel-1.0.0-5.el6.i686.rpm

x86_64:
augeas-1.0.0-5.el6.x86_64.rpm
augeas-debuginfo-1.0.0-5.el6.i686.rpm
augeas-debuginfo-1.0.0-5.el6.x86_64.rpm
augeas-devel-1.0.0-5.el6.i686.rpm
augeas-devel-1.0.0-5.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-2012-0786.html
https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2012-0787.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 2013 Red Hat, Inc.
 
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