Red Hat has issued an update for initscripts. This fixes a vulnerability, which can be exploited by malicious, local users to gain escalated privileges.
The vulnerability is caused due to an error within the handling of certain environment variables when the "/sbin/service" command is run. This can be exploited by local users with permissions to execute /sbin/service via sudo to execute arbitrary commands as the "root" user.
Note: Several bugs have also been fixed.
Solution: Updated packages are available from Red Hat Network.
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