Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 424161
Tricking sysreport into running 'rm -rf /' critical data loss
Last modified: 2008-04-08 11:57:50 EDT
This bug has been copied from bug #332211 and has been proposed
to be backported to 5.1 z-stream (EUS).
Suggested errata text (sent to docs)
"The sysreport utility in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 did not sanitise the case
number entered by the administrator, or the machine hostname. By entering
certain invalid data an administrator could inadvertently cause the script to
attempt to recursively remove all directories."
An advisory has been issued which should help the problem
described in this bug report. This report is therefore being
closed with a resolution of ERRATA. For more information
on therefore solution and/or where to find the updated files,
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if the solution does not work for you.