RHSA-2008:0780-01 Low: coreutils security update
Posted on: 07/24/2008 09:10 PM

A new update is available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux. Here the announcement:

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Red Hat Security Advisory

Synopsis: Low: coreutils security update
Advisory ID: RHSA-2008:0780-01
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Advisory URL: https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2008-0780.html
Issue date: 2008-07-24
CVE Names: CVE-2008-1946
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1. Summary:

Updated coreutils packages that fix a security issue are now available for
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4.

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

2. Relevant releases/architectures:

Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS version 4 - i386, ia64, ppc, s390, s390x, x86_64
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop version 4 - i386, x86_64
Red Hat Enterprise Linux ES version 4 - i386, ia64, x86_64
Red Hat Enterprise Linux WS version 4 - i386, ia64, x86_64

3. Description:

The coreutils package contains the core GNU utilities. It is the
combination of the old GNU fileutils, sh-utils, and textutils packages.

The coreutils packages were found to not use the pam_succeed_if Pluggable
Authentication Module (PAM) correctly in the configuration file for the
"su" command. Any local user could use this command to change to a locked
or expired user account if the target account's password was known to the
user running "su". These updated packages, correctly, only allow the root
user to switch to locked or expired accounts using "su". (CVE-2008-1946)

All users of coreutils are advised to upgrade to this updated package,
which resolve this issue.

4. 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/FAQ_58_10188

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

446488 - CVE-2008-1946 /etc/pam.d/su is wrong in RHEL-4.6

6. Package List:

Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS version 4:

Source:
ftp://updates.redhat.com/enterprise/4AS/en/os/SRPMS/coreutils-5.2.1-31.8.el4.src.rpm

i386:
coreutils-5.2.1-31.8.el4.i386.rpm
coreutils-debuginfo-5.2.1-31.8.el4.i386.rpm

ia64:
coreutils-5.2.1-31.8.el4.ia64.rpm
coreutils-debuginfo-5.2.1-31.8.el4.ia64.rpm

ppc:
coreutils-5.2.1-31.8.el4.ppc.rpm
coreutils-debuginfo-5.2.1-31.8.el4.ppc.rpm

s390:
coreutils-5.2.1-31.8.el4.s390.rpm
coreutils-debuginfo-5.2.1-31.8.el4.s390.rpm

s390x:
coreutils-5.2.1-31.8.el4.s390x.rpm
coreutils-debuginfo-5.2.1-31.8.el4.s390x.rpm

x86_64:
coreutils-5.2.1-31.8.el4.x86_64.rpm
coreutils-debuginfo-5.2.1-31.8.el4.x86_64.rpm

Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop version 4:

Source:
ftp://updates.redhat.com/enterprise/4Desktop/en/os/SRPMS/coreutils-5.2.1-31.8.el4.src.rpm

i386:
coreutils-5.2.1-31.8.el4.i386.rpm
coreutils-debuginfo-5.2.1-31.8.el4.i386.rpm

x86_64:
coreutils-5.2.1-31.8.el4.x86_64.rpm
coreutils-debuginfo-5.2.1-31.8.el4.x86_64.rpm

Red Hat Enterprise Linux ES version 4:

Source:
ftp://updates.redhat.com/enterprise/4ES/en/os/SRPMS/coreutils-5.2.1-31.8.el4.src.rpm

i386:
coreutils-5.2.1-31.8.el4.i386.rpm
coreutils-debuginfo-5.2.1-31.8.el4.i386.rpm

ia64:
coreutils-5.2.1-31.8.el4.ia64.rpm
coreutils-debuginfo-5.2.1-31.8.el4.ia64.rpm

x86_64:
coreutils-5.2.1-31.8.el4.x86_64.rpm
coreutils-debuginfo-5.2.1-31.8.el4.x86_64.rpm

Red Hat Enterprise Linux WS version 4:

Source:
ftp://updates.redhat.com/enterprise/4WS/en/os/SRPMS/coreutils-5.2.1-31.8.el4.src.rpm

i386:
coreutils-5.2.1-31.8.el4.i386.rpm
coreutils-debuginfo-5.2.1-31.8.el4.i386.rpm

ia64:
coreutils-5.2.1-31.8.el4.ia64.rpm
coreutils-debuginfo-5.2.1-31.8.el4.ia64.rpm

x86_64:
coreutils-5.2.1-31.8.el4.x86_64.rpm
coreutils-debuginfo-5.2.1-31.8.el4.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://www.redhat.com/security/team/key/#package

7. References:

http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2008-1946
http://www.redhat.com/security/updates/classification/#low

8. Contact:

The Red Hat security contact is lt;secalert@redhat.comgt;. More contact
details at https://www.redhat.com/security/team/contact/

Copyright 2008 Red Hat, Inc.
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