AOH :: HP Unsorted I :: VA1809.HTM

rPSA-2008-0318-1 initscripts
rPSA-2008-0318-1 initscripts

rPath Security Advisory: 2008-0318-1
Published: 2008-11-12
    rPath Appliance Platform Linux Service 1
    rPath Appliance Platform Linux Service 2
    rPath Linux 1
    rPath Linux 2

Rating: Major
Exposure Level Classification:
    Local Root Deterministic Denial of Service
Updated Versions: 

rPath Issue Tracking System:


    Previous versions of the initscripts package are vulnerable to a Denial
    of Service attack in which a local user may cause arbitrary files to
    be deleted at next boot time by creating symlinks under various /var
    A future release of rPath Appliance Platform Agent (rAPA)
    will contain a text-mode console that allows initial network
    configuration to be done from the text console when an appliance
    cannot be initially configured via DHCP.  The initscripts package
    has been enhanced to support this text-mode console functionality.
    If the /sbin/rapa-console program (which will be available as part of
    the rapa-console package) is installed on the system, then it will be
    run on virtual console 1 instead of a standard shell login session.
    The login information used for this text-mode console is the rAPA
    user login information, not system user login information. 

Copyright 2008 rPath, Inc.
This file is distributed under the terms of the MIT License.
A copy is available at 

The entire AOH site is optimized to look best in Firefox® 3 on a widescreen monitor (1440x900 or better).
Site design & layout copyright © 1986-2015 AOH
We do not send spam. If you have received spam bearing an email address, please forward it with full headers to