Fedora has issued an update for initscripts. This fixes a security issue, which can be exploited by malicious, local users to perform certain actions with escalated privileges.
The security issue is caused due to the /etc/rc.sysinit script improperly removing all directories contained within the /var/lock and /var/run directories at system start-up. This can be exploited to remove arbitrary directories via symlink attacks.
Solution: Apply updated packages via the yum utility ("yum update initscripts").
Provided and/or discovered by: The vendor credits Herbert Poetzl.
Original Advisory: FEDORA-2008-7667:
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