Red Hat livecd-tools rootpw security bypass
|redhat-cve20132069-livecd-security-bypass (84488)||Medium Risk|
Red Hat livecd-tools package could allow a local attacker to bypass security restrictions, caused by the improper handling of authentication mechanism for root user when creating images. An attacker could exploit this vulnerability to bypass security restrictions and gain unauthorized administrative access to the vulnerable application.
Upgrade to the latest version of livecd-tools (13.4.4-2.el6 or later), available from the Red Hat Web site. See References.
- Red Hat Bugzilla Bug 964299: CVE-2013-2069 livecd-tools: improper handling of passwords.
- Red Hat Livecd-tools Web Site: KVM image security update.
- Red Hat Web Site: livecd-tools: improper handling of passwords [epel-all].
- BID-60119: Red Hat 'livecd-tools' CVE-2013-2069 Local Security Bypass Vulnerability
- CVE-2013-2069: Red Hat livecd-tools before 13.4.4, 17.x before 17.17, 18.x before 18.16, and 19.x before 19.3, when a rootpw directive is not set in a Kickstart file, sets the root user password to empty, which allows local users to gain privileges.
- RedHat livecd-tools
May 23, 2013
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