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From: <updates <at> fedoraproject.org>
Subject: [SECURITY] Fedora 17 Update: fail2ban-0.8.8-1.fc17
Newsgroups: gmane.linux.redhat.fedora.package.announce
Date: Friday 28th December 2012 03:50:56 UTC (over 4 years ago)
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Fedora Update Notification
FEDORA-2012-20619
2012-12-19 07:54:20
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Name        : fail2ban
Product     : Fedora 17
Version     : 0.8.8
Release     : 1.fc17
URL         : http://fail2ban.sourceforge.net/
Summary     : Ban IPs that make too many password failures
Description :
Fail2ban scans log files like /var/log/pwdfail or
/var/log/apache/error_log and bans IP that makes too many password
failures. It updates firewall rules to reject the IP address.

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Update Information:

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  (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
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ChangeLog:

* Mon Dec 17 2012 Orion Poplawski  - 0.8.8-1
- Update to 0.8.8 (CVE-2012-5642 Bug #887914)
* Thu Oct 11 2012 Orion Poplawski  - 0.8.7.1-1
- Update to 0.8.7.1
- Drop fd_cloexec, pyinotify, and examplemail patches fixed upstream
- Rebase sshd and notmp patches
- Use _initddir macro
* Thu Jul 19 2012 Fedora Release Engineering
 - 0.8.4-29
- Rebuilt for https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Fedora_18_Mass_Rebuild
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References:

  [ 1 ] Bug #887914 - CVE-2012-5642 fail2ban: does not escape the content
of 
        https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=887914
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This update can be installed with the "yum" update program.  Use 
su -c 'yum update fail2ban' 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
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