Fedora 18 : dracut-024-5.git20121019.fc18 (2012-16448)

Low Nessus Plugin ID 62698


The remote Fedora host is missing a security update.


- fixed ifup exit code

- fixed default 'rd.auto' parameter setting

- only 'warn' not 'error', if we don't strip the initramfs

- do not overwrite ifcfg from anaconda

- ssh-client module fixes

- strip binaries in the initramfs by default now

- fixes for systemd and crypto

- new dracut kernel command line options 'rd.auto'

- new dracut kernel command line options 'rd.noverifyssl'

- new dracut option '--kernel-cmdline' and 'kernel_cmdline' option for default parameters

- fix for kexec in shutdown, if not included in initramfs

- no more iscsi_wait_scan

- curl: give info what URL failed, support https

- use findmnt

- systemd: wait for crypto target

- only install crypttab in host-only mode

- add udev groups

- fixed busybox install

- fixed rd.luks.allow-discards manpage and handling

- force install dm_mod

- do not create the initramfs world reabable

- add nameserver even for dhcp

- fallback to reboot if shutdown was called without a parameter

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: 62698

File Name: fedora_2012-16448.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.7 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2012/10/25

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:18

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: 2012/10/19

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2012-4453

BID: 55713

FEDORA: 2012-16448