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The remote Scientific Linux host is missing one or more security
Multiple insecure temporary file use flaws were found in
fence_apc_snmp and ccs_tool. A local attacker could use these flaws to
overwrite an arbitrary file writable by a victim running those
utilities (typically root) with the output of the utilities via a
symbolic link attack. (CVE-2008-4579, CVE-2008-6552)
Bug fixes :
- a buffer could overflow if cluster.conf had more than 52
entries per block inside the <cman> block. The limit is
- the output of the group_tool dump subcommands were NULL
- using device='' instead of label='' no longer causes
qdiskd to incorrectly exit.
- the IPMI fencing agent has been modified to time out
after 10 seconds. It is also now possible to specify a
different timeout value with the '-t' option.
- the IPMI fencing agent now allows punctuation in
- quickly starting and stopping the cman service no longer
causes the cluster membership to become inconsistent
across the cluster.
- an issue with lock syncing caused 'receive_own from'
errors to be logged to '/var/log/messages'.
- an issue which caused gfs_controld to segfault when
mounting hundreds of file systems has been fixed.
- the LPAR fencing agent now properly reports status when
an LPAR is in Open Firmware mode.
- the LPAR fencing agent now works properly with systems
using the Integrated Virtualization Manager (IVM).
- the APC SNMP fencing agent now properly recognizes
outletStatusOn and outletStatusOff return codes from the
- the WTI fencing agent can now connect to fencing devices
with no password.
- the rps-10 fencing agent now properly performs a reboot
when run with no options.
- the IPMI fencing agent now supports different cipher
types with the '-C' option.
- qdisk now properly scans devices and partitions.
- cman now checks to see if a new node has state to
prevent killing the first node during cluster setup.
- 'service qdiskd start' now works properly.
- the McData fence agent now works properly with the
McData Sphereon 4500 Fabric Switch.
- the Egenera fence agent can now specify an SSH login
- the APC fence agent now works with non-admin accounts
when using the 3.5.x firmware.
- fence_xvmd now tries two methods to reboot a virtual
- connections to OpenAIS are now allowed from unprivileged
CPG clients with the user and group of 'ais'.
- groupd no longer allows the default fence domain to be
'0', which previously caused rgmanager to hang. Now,
rgmanager no longer hangs.
- the RSA fence agent now supports SSH enabled RSA II
- the DRAC fence agent now works with the Integrated Dell
Remote Access Controller (iDRAC) on Dell PowerEdge M600
- fixed a memory leak in cman.
- qdisk now displays a warning if more than one label is
found with the same name.
- the DRAC5 fencing agent now shows proper usage
instructions for the '-D' option.
- cman no longer uses the wrong node name when
- the SCSI fence agent now verifies that sg_persist is
- the DRAC5 fencing agent now properly handles modulename.
- QDisk now logs warning messages if it appears its I/O to
shared storage is hung.
- fence_apc no longer fails with a pexpect exception.
- removing a node from the cluster using 'cman_tool leave
remove' now properly reduces the expected_votes and
- a semaphore leak in cman has been fixed.
- 'cman_tool nodes -F name' no longer segfaults when a
node is out of membership.
- support for: ePowerSwitch 8+ and LPAR/HMC v3 devices,
Cisco MDS 9124 and MDS 9134 SAN switches, the virsh
fencing agent, and broadcast communication with cman.
- fence_scsi limitations added to fence_scsi man page.
NOTE: openais and pexpect updates are required.
See also :
Update the affected packages.
Risk factor :
Medium / CVSS Base Score : 6.9
Family: Scientific Linux Local Security Checks
Nessus Plugin ID: 60650 ()
CVE ID: CVE-2008-4579CVE-2008-6552
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