Updated aide packages that fix two bugs are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.
Advanced Intrusion Detection Environment (AIDE) is a utility that creates a database of files on the system, and then uses that database to ensure file integrity and detect system intrusions.
- Previously, the AIDE utility did not handle 'prelink' files properly if the prelink package was not installed. As a consequence, initializing the database by running the 'aide --init' command caused errors, and the database could not then be read with the 'aide --check' command. With this update, after running the 'aide --init' command in the described situation, a warning massage is displayed that prompts the user to install the prelink package first.
- Prior to this update, the AIDE utility did not process the 'report_attributes' parameter correctly. Consequently, running the 'aide --check' command resulted in an incomplete report and a segmentation fault. A patch has been applied to address this bug, and AIDE now works as expected when reporting forced attributes.
Users of aide are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, which fix these bugs.