Mandriva: 2013:078: fail2ban
Posted by Benjamin D. Thomas   
Mandrake Updated fail2ban package fixes security vulnerability: fail2ban before 0.8.8 didn't escape the content of \<matches\> (if used in custom action files), which could cause issues on the system running fail2ban as it scans log files, depending on what content is matched, [More...]
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 Mandriva Linux Security Advisory                         MDVSA-2013:078
 http://www.mandriva.com/en/support/security/
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 Package : fail2ban
 Date    : April 9, 2013
 Affected: Business Server 1.0
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 Problem Description:

 Updated fail2ban package fixes security vulnerability:
 
 fail2ban before 0.8.8 didn't escape the content of \<matches\> (if used
 in custom action files), which could cause issues on the system running
 fail2ban as it scans log files, depending on what content is matched,
 since that content could contain arbitrary symbols (CVE-2012-5642).
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 References:

 http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2012-5642
 https://wiki.mageia.org/en/Support/Advisories/MGASA-2012-0372
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 Updated Packages:

 Mandriva Business Server 1/X86_64:
 02b6ad856438586b58cb6226d210cedd  mbs1/x86_64/fail2ban-0.8.6-3.1.mbs1.noarch.rpm 
 1f6f5e01367b978b7f1643eb754a5f28  mbs1/SRPMS/fail2ban-0.8.6-3.1.mbs1.src.rpm
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