Fedora 8 : audit-1.6.8-4.fc8 (2008-3012)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 31825


The remote Fedora host is missing a security update.


This release fixes the init script headers to not provide LSB info.
This was causing audit to start too late. It also fixes a problem where saddr fields were not being decoded correctly on avc events in ausearch. This also fixes a buffer overflow in audit_log_user_command that is caught by FORTIFY_SOURCE, resulting in an application crash.
sudo is the only application known to use this vulnerable function.

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.


Update the affected audit package.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 31825

File Name: fedora_2008-3012.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.13 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2008/04/11

Modified: 2015/10/21

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 4.1

Temporal Score: 3.6

Vector: CVSS2#AV:L/AC:M/Au:S/C:P/I:P/A:P

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:ND/RL:OF/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:fedoraproject:fedora:audit, cpe:/o:fedoraproject:fedora:8

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/RedHat/release, Host/RedHat/rpm-list

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2008/04/08

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2008-1628

BID: 28524

FEDORA: 2008-3012

CWE: 119, 264