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Fedora update for dracut and udev

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Release Date:  2010-11-25    Views:  2,239

Secunia Advisory SA42342

Where:

From remote

Impact:

Exposure of sensitive information

Solution Status:

Vendor Patch

Operating System:

CVE Reference(s):

Description


Fedora has issued an update for dracut and udev. This fixes a vulnerability, which can be exploited by malicious users to disclose sensitive information.

The vulnerability is caused due to insecure permissions being assigned to the "/dev/systty" device file. This can be exploited to monitor the terminal of a user logged in via tty0.


Solution:
Apply updated packages via the yum utility ("yum update dracut udev").

Provided and/or discovered by:
The vendor credits Tavis Ormandy.

Original Advisory:
FEDORA-2010-17930:
http://lists.fedoraproject.org/pipermail/package-announce/2010-November/051417.html
http://lists.fedoraproject.org/pipermail/package-announce/2010-November/051418.html
https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=654489

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Subject: Fedora update for dracut and udev

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