RHSA-2011:1000 - Security Advisory
Low: rgmanager security, bug fix, and enhancement update
Security Advisory: Low
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An updated rgmanager package that fixes one security issue, several bugs,
and adds multiple enhancements is now available for Red Hat Enterprise
The Red Hat Security Response Team has rated this update as having low
security impact. A Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) base score,
which gives a detailed severity rating, is available from the CVE link in
the References section.
The rgmanager package contains the Red Hat Resource Group Manager, which
provides the ability to create and manage high-availability server
applications in the event of system downtime.
It was discovered that certain resource agent scripts set the
LD_LIBRARY_PATH environment variable to an insecure value containing empty
path elements. A local user able to trick a user running those scripts to
run them while working from an attacker-writable directory could use this
flaw to escalate their privileges via a specially-crafted dynamic library.
Red Hat would like to thank Raphael Geissert for reporting this issue.
This update also fixes the following bugs:
- The failover domain "nofailback" option was not honored if a service was
in the "starting" state. This bug has been fixed. (BZ#669440)
- PID files with white spaces in the file name are now handled correctly.
- The /usr/sbin/rhev-check.sh script can now be used from within Cron.
- The clustat utility now reports the correct version. (BZ#654160)
- The oracledb.sh agent now attempts to try the "shutdown immediate"
command instead of using the "shutdown abort" command. (BZ#633992)
- The SAPInstance and SAPDatabase scripts now use proper directory name
quoting so they no longer collide with directory names like "/u".
- The clufindhostname utility now returns the correct value in all cases.
- The nfsclient resource agent now handles paths with trailing slashes
- The last owner of a service is now reported correctly after a failover.
- The /usr/share/cluster/fs.sh script no longer runs the "quotaoff" command
if quotas were not configured. (BZ#637678)
- The "listen" line in the /etc/httpd/conf/httpd.conf file generated by the
Apache resource agent is now correct. (BZ#675739)
- The tomcat-5 resource agent no longer generates incorrect configurations.
- The time required to stop an NFS resource when the server is unavailable
has been reduced. (BZ#678494)
- When using exclusive prioritization, a higher priority service now
preempts a lower priority service after status check failures. (BZ#680256)
- The postgres-8 resource agent now correctly detects failed start
- The handling of reference counts passed by rgmanager to resource agents
now works properly, as expected. (BZ#692771)
As well, this update adds the following enhancements:
- It is now possible to disable updates to static routes by the IP resource
- It is now possible to use XFS as a file system within a cluster service.
- It is now possible to use the "clustat" command as a non-root user, so
long as that user is in the "root" group. (BZ#510300)
- It is now possible to migrate virtual machines when central processing is
- The rgmanager init script will now delay after stopping services in order
to allow time for other nodes to restart them. (BZ#619468)
- The handling of failed independent subtrees has been corrected.
All users of Red Hat Resource Group Manager are advised to upgrade to this
updated package, which contains backported patches to correct these issues
and add these enhancements.
Before applying this update, make sure all previously-released errata
relevant to your system have been applied.
This update is available via the Red Hat Network. Details on how to
use the Red Hat Network to apply this update are available at
- Red Hat Enterprise Linux High Availability for x86_64 5 x86_64
- Red Hat Enterprise Linux High Availability for x86_64 5 ppc
- Red Hat Enterprise Linux High Availability for x86_64 5 ia64
- Red Hat Enterprise Linux High Availability for x86_64 5 i386
- Red Hat Enterprise Linux High Availability (for RHEL Server) from RHUI 5 x86_64
- Red Hat Enterprise Linux High Availability (for RHEL Server) from RHUI 5 i386
- BZ - 592613 - clufindhostname -i returns random value
- BZ - 592624 - nfsclient exports doens't work.
- BZ - 610483 - last_owner is not correctly updated on service reallocarion on failover
- BZ - 632704 - If whitespace in mysql resource name then pid file is not found
- BZ - 634225 - rhev-check.sh needs /usr/sbin in path
- BZ - 637154 - SAPInstance and SAPDatabase fail to start/stop/status if /u exists
- BZ - 637678 - service failover hangs at quotaoff in /usr/share/cluster/fs.sh
- BZ - 637802 - Fix problems in generated config file for tomcat-5
- BZ - 639044 - CVE-2010-3389 rgmanager: insecure library loading vulnerability
- BZ - 654160 - clustat -v reports "clustat version DEVEL" on release package
- BZ - 661893 - Support/testing of XFS filesystem as part of RHEL Cluster
- BZ - 663827 - postgres-8 resource agent does not detect a failed start of postgres server
- BZ - 669440 - Service will failback on "nofailback" failover domain if service is in "starting" state
- BZ - 675739 - Listen line in generated httpd.conf incorrect
- BZ - 678494 - netfs.sh patch, when network is lost it takes too long to unmount the NFS filesystems
- BZ - 680256 - Service with highest exclusive prio should be relocated to another node with lower exclusive prio
- BZ - 711521 - Dependencies in independent_tree resources does not work as expected
Red Hat Enterprise Linux High Availability for x86_64 5
Red Hat Enterprise Linux High Availability (for RHEL Server) from RHUI 5
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