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4.2. aide

Updated aide packages that fix one bug are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.
Advanced Intrusion Detection Environment (AIDE) is a program that creates a database of files on a system, and then uses that database to ensure file integrity and detect system intrusions.

Bug Fix

BZ#811936
Previously, the aide utility incorrectly initialized the gcrypt library. This consequently prevented aide to initialize its database if the system was running in FIPS-compliant mode. The initialization routine has been corrected, and along with an extension to the libgcrypt's API introduced in the RHEA-2012:0484 advisory, aide now initializes its database as expected if run in a FIPS-compliant way.
All users of aide are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, which fix this bug.
Updated aide packages that fix three bugs are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.
Advanced Intrusion Detection Environment (AIDE) is a program that creates a database of files on a system, and then uses that database to ensure file integrity and detect system intrusions.

Bug Fixes

BZ#547658
The help output of the aide executable did not mention the "-D" option which is a shortcut for "--config-check". The option could only be found on the aide(1) man page. With this update, the "-D" option is mentioned in both the help output and on the man page.
BZ#553137
Previously, the aide utility incorrectly initialized the gcrypt library. This consequently prevented aide to initialize its database if the system was running in FIPS-compliant mode. The initialization routine has been corrected, and along with an extension to the libgcrypt's API introduced in the RHEA-2012:0484 advisory, aide now initializes its database as expected if run in a FIPS-compliant way.
BZ#580253
The compare_dbline() function returned an "int" value, even though the function can operate with variables of size larger than "int" (for example, DB_SELINUX, DB_XATTRS or DB_WHIRPOOL). As a consequence, aide could produce incorrect results when checking a database for inconsistencies. The underlying source code has been modified so that the compare_dbline() function now returns an "unsigned long long" value, and aide correctly detects and reports database inconsistencies.
All users of aide are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, which fix these bugs.