Fedora 18 : fail2ban-0.8.8-1.fc18 (2012-20589)

High Nessus Plugin ID 63496


The remote Fedora host is missing a security update.


Update to 0.8.8 (CVE-2012-5642 Bug #887914)

- Fixes :

- Alan Jenkins

- [8c38907] Removed 'POSSIBLE BREAK-IN ATTEMPT' from sshd filter to avoid banning due to misconfigured DNS.
Close gh-64

- Yaroslav Halchenko

- [83109bc] IMPORTANT: escape the content of <matches> (if used in custom action files) since its value could contain arbitrary symbols. Thanks for discovery go to the NBS System security team

- [b159eab] do not enable pyinotify backend if pyinotify < 0.8.3

- [37a2e59] store IP as a base, non-unicode str to avoid spurious messages in the console. Close gh-91

- New features :

- David Engeset

- [2d672d1,6288ec2] 'unbanip' command for the client + avoidance of touching the log file to take 'banip' or 'unbanip' in effect. Close gh-81, gh-86

- Yaroslav Halchenko

- Enhancements :

- [2d66f31] replaced uninformative 'Invalid command' message with warning log exception why command actually failed

- [958a1b0] improved failregex to 'support' auth.backend = 'htdigest'

- [9e7a3b7] until we make it proper module -- adjusted sys.path only if system-wide run

- [f52ba99] downgraded 'already banned' from WARN to INFO level. Closes gh-79

- [f105379] added hints into the log on some failure return codes (e.g. 0x7f00 for this gh-87)

- Various others: travis-ci integration, script to run tests against all available Python versions, etc

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 fail2ban package.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 63496

File Name: fedora_2012-20589.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.7 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2013/01/14

Modified: 2016/05/09

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 6.5

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:fedoraproject:fedora:fail2ban, cpe:/o:fedoraproject:fedora:18

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: 2012/12/18

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2012-5642

BID: 56963

FEDORA: 2012-20589