Red Hat, Inc. Security Advisory Synopsis: Updated usermode packages. Advisory ID: RHSA-2000:053-02 Issue date: 2000-08-11 Updated on: 2000-08-29 Product: Red Hat Linux Keywords: usermode shutdown Cross references: N/A
Updated usermode packages are now available for Red Hat Linux
6.0, 6.1, and 6.2. Updated SysVinit packages are also available for
Red Hat Linux 6.0 and 6.1.
2. Relevant releases/architectures:
Red Hat Linux 6.0 – i386, alpha, sparc
Red Hat Linux 6.1 – i386, alpha, sparc
Red Hat Linux 6.2 – i386, alpha, sparc
Red Hat Linux 6.2E – i386, alpha, sparc
3. Problem description:
The usermode package allows unprivileged users logged in at the
system console to run the halt, poweroff, reboot, and shutdown
commands without using the superuser’s password. The halt,
poweroff, and reboot abilities are useful, but an unprivileged user
can also bring the system to single-user mode by running “shutdown
now” with no additional flags. This update removes the “shutdown”
command from the list of commands unprivileged users can run.
A previous revision of this errata notice did not include the
SysVinit package required to install the usermode errata on Red Hat
Linux 6.0 and 6.1. Those packages are now included.
For each RPM for your particular architecture, run:
rpm -Fvh [filename]
where filename is the name of the RPM.
5. Bug IDs fixed (http://bugzilla.redhat.com/bugzilla
for more info):
13768 – Auth dialogs show “Picture of a key” text instead of
13616 – Missing icon.
12433 – /usr/sbin/userhelper not stripped
11006 – kppp either doesn’t display locally or remotely
9746 – Local user can go into single mode only with shutdown
16694 – There is no offcial SysVinit update for 6.0, and the new
usermode package you just came out with requires one newer than is
16664 – typos in %changelog
16586 – Cannot change shell type in userinfo for either root or
11706 – STDOUT applications fail to work with consolehelper
17050 – Gnome logout options missing after upgrade to new usermode
8299 – kppp and userhelper breaks with X11 forwarding
6. RPMs required:
Red Hat Linux 6.0 and 6.1:
Red Hat Linux 6.2:
MD5 sum Package Name
3310677ae7403c683e7947cd86b19344 6.2/SRPMS/SysVinit-2.78-5.src.rpm 4ee3323264cc733e82211813c69f9718 6.2/SRPMS/usermode-1.35-1.src.rpm 546bf7949c5be73b9f28b1819bfbd7c6 6.2/alpha/SysVinit-2.78-5.alpha.rpm e09a45e6e2571b3ce76e6b84d78dd103 6.2/alpha/usermode-1.35-1.alpha.rpm ca5b97a1abb47b64d71ef69ab96fcb8a 6.2/i386/SysVinit-2.78-5.i386.rpm 8c0f4c7489ac7084be4cd68b8161f83d 6.2/i386/usermode-1.35-1.i386.rpm 4dfeacb8db12af4b2666f2792e1027c1 6.2/sparc/SysVinit-2.78-5.sparc.rpm ec0c0a9e57a3cd40d5641abb7932f29f 6.2/sparc/usermode-1.35-1.sparc.rpm
These packages are GPG signed by Red Hat, Inc. for security. Our
key is available at:
You can verify each package with the following command:
If you only wish to verify that each package has not been
corrupted or tampered with, examine only the md5sum with the
rpm –checksig –nogpg
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