Bug 1395135

Summary: CVE-2016-4484 dracut: Incorrect error handling when checking password [fedora-all]
Product: [Fedora] Fedora Reporter: Adam Mariš <amaris>
Component: dracutAssignee: dracut-maint-list
Status: CLOSED NOTABUG QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance <extras-qa>
Severity: medium Docs Contact:
Priority: medium    
Version: 24CC: agk, dracut-maint-list, gmazyland, harald, jonathan, okozina, zbyszek
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Hardware: All   
OS: Linux   
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Description Adam Mariš 2016-11-15 09:14:07 UTC
This is an automatically created tracking bug!  It was created to ensure
that one or more security vulnerabilities are fixed in affected versions
of Fedora.

For comments that are specific to the vulnerability please use bugs filed
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Comment 1 Adam Mariš 2016-11-15 09:14:12 UTC
Use the following template to for the 'fedpkg update' request to submit an
update for this issue as it contains the top-level parent bug(s) as well as
this tracking bug.  This will ensure that all associated bugs get updated
when new packages are pushed to stable.


# bugfix, security, enhancement, newpackage (required)

# testing, stable

# Bug numbers: 1234,9876

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notes=Security fix for CVE-2016-4484

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# Automatically close bugs when this marked as stable

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Comment 2 Milan Broz 2016-11-15 09:39:24 UTC
This is NOT bug in cryptsetup package.

The mentioned scripts are not part of the cryptsetup package, neither in fedora, nor upstream.

Comment 3 Zbigniew Jędrzejewski-Szmek 2016-11-15 18:10:34 UTC
People who need to secure their system have to:
- add a BIOS password
- add a grub password
- add "rd.shell=0" to the kernel cmdline

Anaconda does add "rd.shell=0" to the kernel cmdline, if you setup the
bootloader with a password. To setup a bootloader with a password, kickstart must be used. In other words, the default installation is not safe from physical access at the bootloader level without additional steps listed above.
So this is not a bug, although the documentation could be more verbose certainly.

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