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Test ID:1.3.6.1.4.1.25623.1.0.63977
Category:Red Hat Local Security Checks
Title:RedHat Security Advisory RHSA-2009:0981
Summary:NOSUMMARY
Description:Description:
The remote host is missing updates to util-linux announced in
advisory RHSA-2009:0981.

A log injection attack was found in util-linux when logging log in attempts
via the audit subsystem of the Linux kernel. A remote attacker could use
this flaw to modify certain parts of logged events, possibly hiding their
activities on a system. (CVE-2008-1926)

For information on additional bug fixes made in this package,
please visit the referenced security advisories.

Util-linux users are advised to upgrade to this updated package, which
addresses this vulnerability and resolves these issues.

Solution:
Please note that this update is available via
Red Hat Network. To use Red Hat Network, launch the Red
Hat Update Agent with the following command: up2date

http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2009-0981.html
http://www.redhat.com/security/updates/classification/#low

CVSS Score:
7.5

CVSS Vector:
AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P

Cross-Ref: Common Vulnerability Exposure (CVE) ID: CVE-2008-1926
BugTraq ID: 28983
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/28983
Bugtraq: 20091112 rPSA-2009-0143-1 util-linux util-linux-extras (Google Search)
http://www.securityfocus.com/archive/1/507854/100/0/threaded
https://www.redhat.com/archives/fedora-package-announce/2008-April/msg00624.html
http://www.mandriva.com/security/advisories?name=MDVSA-2008:114
http://git.kernel.org/?p=utils/util-linux-ng/util-linux-ng.git;a=blobdiff;f=login-utils/login.c;h=230121316d953c59e7842c1325f6e9f326a37608;hp=aad27794327c60391b5148b367d2c79338fc6ee4;hb=8ccf0b253ac0f4f58d64bc9674de18bff5a88782;hpb=3a4a13b12a8065b0b5354686d2807cce421a9973
https://oval.cisecurity.org/repository/search/definition/oval%3Aorg.mitre.oval%3Adef%3A9833
http://www.redhat.com/support/errata/RHSA-2009-0981.html
http://www.securitytracker.com/id?1022256
http://secunia.com/advisories/29982
http://secunia.com/advisories/30014
http://secunia.com/advisories/35161
http://www.vupen.com/english/advisories/2008/1392/references
XForce ISS Database: utillinuxng-login-data-manipulation(41987)
https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/41987
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