Patch  oval:com.redhat.rhba:def:20090070
RHBA-2009:0070: util-linux bug-fix update (Low)  

The util-linux package contains a large variety of low-level system utilities that are necessary for a Linux system to function. Among others, util-linux contains the fdisk configuration tool and the login program.
This update fixes the following bugs:
* The login command segmentation fault on EOF. * The script command does not log all commands to the typescript file. * Obsolete information in the mkfs man page. * Obsolete information about fstab-sync in the fstab man page. * Obsolete information in the fdisk man page. * The blockdev command calls the blkpg ioctl with a wrong data structure. * The mount command does not check for validity of mtab information. * The mkswap defaults to v0 format on ppc64. * The fdisk command does not warn about DOS partition table limitations on on large hard drives. * The fdisk command does not properly detect VMware partitions. * The sfdisk command does not work correctly with large hard drives. * The logger command cannot be used when /usr is non-root partition. * The audit log injection attack via the login command. * The swapon command with the "-a" option does not complain about missing devices.
Users of util-linux are advised to upgrade to this updated package, which resolves these issues.
Create Date: 2009-01-20 Last Update Date: 2009-01-20

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Platforms: unix (from OVAL definitions)
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5



The patch should be installed
IF : Any one of the following are true
IF : Red Hat Enterprise Linux must be installed
WARNING! Unknown test oval:com.redhat.rhba:tst:20070304026. Please see help for possible reasons
IF : All of the following are true
IF : util-linux is signed with Red Hat redhatrelease key
WARNING! Unknown test oval:com.redhat.rhba:tst:20090070002. Please see help for possible reasons
IF : util-linux is earlier than 0:2.13-0.50.el5
WARNING! Unknown test oval:com.redhat.rhba:tst:20090070001. Please see help for possible reasons
IF : Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 is installed
WARNING! Unknown test oval:com.redhat.rhba:tst:20070331005. Please see help for possible reasons

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