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From: <updates <at> fedoraproject.org>
Subject: [SECURITY] Fedora 17 Update: livecd-tools-17.17-1.fc17
Newsgroups: gmane.linux.redhat.fedora.package.announce
Date: Tuesday 11th June 2013 09:18:25 UTC (over 3 years ago)
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Fedora Update Notification
FEDORA-2013-9111
2013-05-25 11:19:10
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Name        : livecd-tools
Product     : Fedora 17
Version     : 17.17
Release     : 1.fc17
URL         : http://git.fedorahosted.org/git/livecd
Summary     : Tools for building live CDs
Description :
Tools for generating live CDs on Fedora based systems including
derived distributions such as RHEL, CentOS and others. See
http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/FedoraLiveCD
for more details.

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Update Information:

The livecd-tools package provides support for reading and executing
Kickstart files in order to create a system image. It was discovered
that livecd-tools gave the root user an empty password rather than
leaving the password locked in situations where no 'rootpw' directive
was used or when the 'rootpw --lock' directive was used within the
Kickstart file, which could allow local users to gain access to the
root account. (CVE-2013-2069)

Please note that livecd-tools is also used by appliance-tools to create
images used for virtual machines, USB based systems, and so on.
Additionally, the Python script components of livecd-tools have been
broken out into a separate package named python-imgcreate on some
distributions (such as Fedora).

Acknowledgements:

Red Hat would like to thank Amazon Web Services for reporting this issue. 
Amazon Web Services acknowledges Sylvain Beucler as the original reporter.
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ChangeLog:

* Thu May 23 2013 Brian C. Lane  17.17-1
- Version 17.17 (bcl)
- Avoid setting empty root password (#964299) (thoger)
  CVE-2013-2069
* Wed Apr  3 2013 Brian C. Lane  17.16-1
- Version 17.16 (bcl)
- Use parted to check for GPT disklabel (#947653) (bcl)
- Output details of dep check failure (bcl)
- Properly generate kernel stanzas (#928093) (bcl)
- correctly check for selinux state (#896610) (bcl)
* Thu Sep  6 2012 Brian C. Lane  17.15-1
- Version 17.15 (bcl)
- use cp -r instead of -a (bcl)
- New location for GRUB2 config on UEFI (#851220) (bcl)
* Mon Aug  6 2012 Brian C. Lane  17.14-1
- Version 17.14 (bcl)
- dracut needs to load vfat and msdos filesystems (bcl)
* Thu Aug  2 2012 Brian C. Lane  17.12-1
- Version 17.13 (bcl)
- Recognize rd.live.image as well as liveimg in sed scripts of
livecd-iso-to-
  disk & edit-livecd (fgrose)
- fix /etc/localtime file vs. symlink (#829032) (bcl)
* Tue Jul 31 2012 Brian C. Lane  17.12-1
- Version 17.12 (bcl)
- dracut doesn't need explicit filesystems (bcl)
- livecd-creator: Add --cacheonly for offline use (martin)
- Implement cacheonly (offline) support in ImageCreator and LoopCreator
(martin)
- if mounting squashfs add ro mount option (jboggs)
- imgcreate: Use copy2 for TimezoneConfig (#829032) (bcl)
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References:

  [ 1 ] Bug #964299 - CVE-2013-2069 livecd-tools: improper handling of
passwords
        https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=964299
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This update can be installed with the "yum" update program.  Use 
su -c 'yum update livecd-tools' at the command line.
For more information, refer to "Managing Software with yum",
available at http://docs.fedoraproject.org/yum/.

All packages are signed with the Fedora Project GPG key.  More details on
the
GPG keys used by the Fedora Project can be found at
https://fedoraproject.org/keys
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