Rapid7 Vulnerability & Exploit Database

RHSA-2012:0312: initscripts security and bug fix update

Back to Search

RHSA-2012:0312: initscripts security and bug fix update

Severity
7
CVSS
(AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:N/A:N)
Published
03/06/2008
Created
07/25/2018
Added
02/21/2012
Modified
07/04/2017

Description

The initscripts package contains system scripts to boot your system, changerunlevels, activate and deactivate most network interfaces, and shut thesystem down cleanly.With the default IPsec (Internet Protocol Security) ifup scriptconfiguration, the racoon IKE key management daemon used aggressive IKEmode instead of main IKE mode. This resulted in the preshared key (PSK)hash being sent unencrypted, which could make it easier for an attackerable to sniff network traffic to obtain the plain text PSK from atransmitted hash. (CVE-2008-1198)Red Hat would like to thank Aleksander Adamowski for reporting this issue.This update also fixes the following bugs:All users of initscripts are advised to upgrade to this updated package,which fixes these issues.

Solution(s)

  • redhat-upgrade-initscripts
  • redhat-upgrade-initscripts-debuginfo

With Rapid7 live dashboards, I have a clear view of all the assets on my network, which ones can be exploited, and what I need to do in order to reduce the risk in my environment in real-time. No other tool gives us that kind of value and insight.

– Scott Cheney, Manager of Information Security, Sierra View Medical Center

;