Fedora 17 : livecd-tools-17.17-1.fc17 (2013-9111)

This script is Copyright (C) 2013-2015 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

The remote Fedora host is missing a security update.

Description :

The livecd-tools package provides support for reading and executing
Kickstart files in order to create a system image. It was discovered
that livecd-tools gave the root user an empty password rather than
leaving the password locked in situations where no 'rootpw' directive
was used or when the 'rootpw --lock' directive was used within the
Kickstart file, which could allow local users to gain access to the
root account. (CVE-2013-2069)

Please note that livecd-tools is also used by appliance-tools to
create images used for virtual machines, USB based systems, and so on.
Additionally, the Python script components of livecd-tools have been
broken out into a separate package named python-imgcreate on some
distributions (such as Fedora).

Acknowledgements :

Red Hat would like to thank Amazon Web Services for reporting this
issue. Amazon Web Services acknowledges Sylvain Beucler as the
original reporter.

Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding
description block directly from the Fedora security advisory. Tenable
has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible
without introducing additional issues.

See also :

https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=964299
http://www.nessus.org/u?a2dc33dd

Solution :

Update the affected livecd-tools package.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.2
(CVSS2#AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)
CVSS Temporal Score : 6.3
(CVSS2#E:ND/RL:OF/RC:C)
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Fedora Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 67350 ()

Bugtraq ID: 60119

CVE ID: CVE-2013-2069

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