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[SECURITY] Fedora 9 Update: initscripts-8.76.3-1



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Fedora Update Notification
FEDORA-2008-7667
2008-09-24 12:34:39
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Name        : initscripts
Product     : Fedora 9
Version     : 8.76.3
Release     : 1
URL         : []
Summary     : The inittab file and the /etc/init.d scripts
Description :
The initscripts package contains the basic system scripts used to boot
your Red Hat or Fedora system, change runlevels, and shut the system down
cleanly.  Initscripts also contains the scripts that activate and
deactivate most network interfaces.

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Update Information:

This update fixes an issue (CVE-2008-3524) where a malicious user could cause
system files to be removed on startup. It also fixes a bug when running on pre-
Fedora-9 kernels, and cleans up some extraneous error messages.
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ChangeLog:

* Fri Aug 29 2008 Bill Nottingham <notting redhat com> - 8.76.3-1
- rc.sysinit: Don't use -L in find (#458652, #458504, CVE-2008-3524)
- fix clock rules to properly handle old-style RTC devices (#447019)
- rc.sysinit: ix typo, and don't restorecon on swap, etc. partitions (#448886)
* Thu May 15 2008 Bill Nottingham <notting redhat com> - 8.76.2-1
- Don't unmount sysfs in halt. (#446292)
* Wed May 14 2008 Peter Jones <pjones redhat com>
- init.d/functions: fix resolve_dm_raid() for older dmraid configs
* Wed May  7 2008 Bill Nottingham <notting redhat com> - 8.76.1-1
- NMDispatcher/05-netfs: fix check for default route (#445509)
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References:

  [ 1 ] Bug #458652 - CVE-2008-3524 initscripts: possible system files removal via malicious symlink in /var/{lock,run}
        https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=458652
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This update can be installed with the "yum" update program.  Use 
su -c 'yum update initscripts' at the command line.
For more information, refer to "Managing Software with yum",
available at http://docs.fedoraproject.org/yum/.

All packages are signed with the Fedora Project GPG key.  More details on the
GPG keys used by the Fedora Project can be found at
http://fedoraproject.org/keys
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