Bug 824089 - CVE-2011-2082 rt3: Multiple security flaws fixed in upstream v3.8.12 and v4.0.6 versions [epel-all]
CVE-2011-2082 rt3: Multiple security flaws fixed in upstream v3.8.12 and v4.0...
Status: NEW
Product: Fedora EPEL
Classification: Fedora
Component: rt3 (Show other bugs)
All Linux
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Assigned To: Xavier Bachelot
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
: Security, SecurityTracking
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Blocks: CVE-2011-2082/CVE-2011-2083/CVE-2011-2084/CVE-2011-2085/CVE-2011-4458/CVE-2011-4459/CVE-2011-4460
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Reported: 2012-05-22 13:20 EDT by Jan Lieskovsky
Modified: 2018-05-31 17:50 EDT (History)
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Description Jan Lieskovsky 2012-05-22 13:20:57 EDT
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Comment 1 David A. Cafaro 2015-04-24 11:40:49 EDT
This bug is VERY old, do we have an udpate/patch for this?
Comment 2 Ralf Corsepius 2015-04-24 12:20:56 EDT
[Fedora maintainer speaking - I do not maintain rt in EPEL]

(In reply to David A. Cafaro from comment #1)
> This bug is VERY old, do we have an udpate/patch for this?
None that I am aware of. rt3 was abandoned upstream.

In Fedora >= 21, rt3 has been replaced with rt4 (rt-4.2.x) and is effectively abandoned/dead in Fedora 20. It's only still present in F20, because I missed to EOL it in time before F20 was released and because packages can't be removed from Fedora after release.

I do not think trying to backport the changes from rt4 or trying to develop actual bug-fixes is feasible (checking other distros could be worth a try, though).

Instead I'd recommend to remove rt3 from all EPELs and - should there be sufficient interest - somebody to try adding rt4 (4.0.x or 4.2.x) to EPEL. However, due to the long chain of deps on (modern) perl-modules and CentOS/RHEL's packaging policies, I would expect this to be a challenging, almost impossible task.
Comment 3 David A. Cafaro 2015-04-24 12:24:50 EDT
Thanks for the update and info.  I'll take this back to the Security Team and see how we want to handle this.  We have been working on policy to have packages that are abandoned removed so that's less of an issue than the dependency worries (which will take some thought).

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