The audit package has now been patched so that IPC mode fields are interpreted by the software without crashes resulting. Allowing ausearch/report to specify multiple node names (which are needed for remote logging). If a malicious, local user could access the directory where a victim was creating distribution archives, they could use this flaw to modify the files being added to those archives.Makefiles generated by these updated automake packages no longer make distribution directories world-writable, as recommended by the updated GNU Coding Standards.
This updated acpid package removes the spurious record from the rpmdb, thus resolving the problem.
(BZ#548374) It was discovered that acpid could create its log file ("/var/log/acpid") with random permissions on some systems.
Note: as the man page suggests, the sample configuration file included with this update is the primary source of information about atd configuration options. auditd resets syslog warnings if disk space becomes available. This update adds a check that ensures such map re-load requests do not cause a deadlock.
(BZ#537792) * The man page was ambiguous in explaining the structure of dates and the supplied examples often did not work because of different date formats in various locales. The page has been rewritten to clarify that the date format accepted by aureport and ausearch is influenced by the LC_TIME environmental variable, eliminating the confusion about this issue. (BZ#525431) The Red Hat Security Response Team has rated this update as having low security impact.
At allows you to specify that a command will be run at a particular time.
Batch will execute commands when the system load levels drop to a particular level. * previously, the atd daemon ran with hard-coded options and could only be configured at the command-line.
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In previous releases, the APR utility library DBD (database abstraction) interface did not include support for My SQL databases.
This update adds the My SQL driver to the DBD interface.(BZ#252073, BZ#491342) "At" and "Batch" read commands from standard input or from a specified file.
The updated aide man page removes this variable, listing the file locations as complete but plain paths (eg "/etc/aide.conf").