Fedora 9 : initscripts-8.76.3-1 (2008-7667)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 34279


The remote Fedora host is missing a security update.


This update fixes an issue (CVE-2008-3524) where a malicious user could cause system files to be removed on startup. It also fixes a bug when running on pre- Fedora-9 kernels, and cleans up some extraneous error messages.

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 initscripts package.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 34279

File Name: fedora_2008-7667.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.12 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2008/09/25

Modified: 2015/10/21

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 4.7

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:fedoraproject:fedora:initscripts, cpe:/o:fedoraproject:fedora:9

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

Patch Publication Date: 2008/09/24

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2008-3524

FEDORA: 2008-7667

CWE: 59