Inc. Security Advisory
|Synopsis||new initscripts packages available (/tmp race)|
|Keywords||lang.csh resolv.conf CHAP ppp- watch|
1999-11-30: Update to fix a networking bug introduced in 4.67-1.
1999-11-23: Update to fix a typo in the system font setting in rc.sysinit introduced in 4.67-1.
1999-11-22: Update to fix several functionality bugs. No new security bugs were found. (initscripts-4.67)
Note: only the new bugs apply to the Sparc release,
so this is a security update for the Intel platform
2. Problem description:
On PPP connections, CHAP authentication did not always work. New DNS entries were not always correctly added to the /etc/resolv.conf file. Also, there was a theoretical chance that random processes could be sent signals by ppp-watch, though no outside process could affect which processes would be signaled, and in every known case the signals are sent to impossible process ids and therefore have no effect.
Other various bugs present in the initscripts that shipped with Red Hat Linux 6.1 are fixed, including:
1999-11-22: More bugs fixed, including
It is recommended that users of Red Hat Linux 6.1 update to the fixed packages.
3. Bug IDs fixed: (see bugzilla for more information)
4. Relevant releases/architectures:
5. Obsoleted by:
6. Conflicts with:
7. RPMs required:
rpm -Uvh filename
where filename is the name of the RPM.
MD5 sum Package Name ------------------------------------------------------------------------- 44190a9a34298d590529b0385111d3d6 i386/initscripts-4.70-1.i386.rpm 257fa5ae56d10113a83520045f6cbd47 sparc/initscripts-4.70-1.sparc.rpm 589280ce8452996c5338c155c1828872 SRPMS/initscripts-4.70-1.src.rpmThese packages are GPG signed by Red Hat, Inc. for security. Our key is available at:
https://www.Red Hat.com/corp/contac t.html
You can verify each package with the following command: rpm --checksig filename
If you only wish to verify that each package has not been corrupted or tampered with, examine only the md5sum with the following command: rpm --checksig --nogpg filename
Note that you need RPM >= 3.0 to check GnuPG keys.