Fedora 19 : livecd-tools-19.4-1.fc19 (2013-9827)

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


Synopsis :

The remote Fedora host is missing a security update.

Description :

Some fixed for running from F19 host. 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?b864cd4d

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: 67385 ()

Bugtraq ID: 60119

CVE ID: CVE-2013-2069

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