Fedora 17 : dracut-018-105.git20120927.fc17 (2012-14953)

Low Nessus Plugin ID 62525


The remote Fedora host is missing a security update.



- enable the use of the nbd port with e.g. '-N ltsp'

- actually make reset_overlay working for squash overlays

- fixed FIPS

- if any mdraid found, make dracut run on shutdown

- make the initramfs non-world readable

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 dracut package.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Low

ID: 62525

File Name: fedora_2012-14953.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.7 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2012/10/15

Modified: 2015/10/20

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Low


Base Score: 2.1

Temporal Score: 1.8

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:fedoraproject:fedora:dracut, cpe:/o:fedoraproject:fedora:17

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

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2012/09/28

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2012-4453

BID: 55713

FEDORA: 2012-14953