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FLEA-2007-0060-1 initscripts Oct 26 2007 08:36AM
Foresight Linux Essential Announcement Service (foresight-security-noreply foresightlinux org)
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Foresight Linux Essential Advisory: 2007-0060-1
Published: 2007-10-26

Rating: Trivial

Updated Versions:
initscripts=/conary.rpath.com@rpl:devel//foresight.rpath.org@fl:1-devel/
/1/8.33-2.9-1
group-dist=/foresight.rpath.org@fl:1-devel//1/1.4.1-0.1-10

References:
https://issues.rpath.com/browse/RPL-1825

Description:
Previous versions of the initscripts package do not set sufficiently
restrictive permissions on the /var/log/btmp file, leading to an
information exposure issue in which users' passwords may be revealed to
unprivileged users in cases when the passwords have been inadvertently
entered as usernames at some login prompts.

Because sshd detects the incorrect permissions on /var/log/btmp and
thus does not log failed authentications (instead issuing a warning
about the file permissions to /var/log/secure), and gdm does not
log the user name, this vulnerability is generally limited to failed
logins at the system text console or over a local serial port.

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Copyright 2007 Foresight Linux Project
Portions Copyright 2007 rPath Inc.
This file is distributed under the terms of the MIT License.
A copy is available at http://www.foresightlinux.org/permanent/mit-license.html
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