[SECURITY] Fedora 13 Update: fail2ban-0.8.4-27.fc13

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Fedora Update Notification
2011-04-10 20:59:07

Name        : fail2ban
Product     : Fedora 13
Version     : 0.8.4
Release     : 27.fc13
URL         : http://fail2ban.sourceforge.net/
Summary     : Ban IPs that make too many password failures
Description :
Fail2ban scans log files like /var/log/pwdfail or
/var/log/apache/error_log and bans IP that makes too many password
failures. It updates firewall rules to reject the IP address.

Update Information:

fail2ban used predictable /tmp files which a local user can allocate before fail2ban does. All tmp files have been moved to /var/lib/fail2ban. This also helps with selinux policies.

Another security related fix is that fail2ban defaulted to gamin which conflicts with selinux, so users had to typically choose between fail2ban and selinux. fail2ban now defaults to inotify (thanks to Jonathan Underwood).

There are also some minor bugs fixed:
* tmpfiles.d support for tmpfs /var/run
* example mail domains changed to normalized example.com.

* Sat Apr  9 2011 Axel Thimm <Axel.Thimm at ATrpms.net> - 0.8.4-27
- Move tmp files to /var/lib (suggested by Phil Anderson).
- Enable inotify support (by Jonathan Underwood).
- Fixes RH bugs #669966, #669965, #551895, #552947, #658849, #656584.

  [ 1 ] Bug #669966 - fail2ban can't work with tmp files
  [ 2 ] Bug #669965 - unsafe use of /tmp
  [ 3 ] Bug #551895 - RFE: Add patch to enable inotify support
  [ 4 ] Bug #552947 - RFE: conform fail2ban example email sending domains to RFC 2606
  [ 5 ] Bug #658849 - Please change fail2ban to not use gam_server
  [ 6 ] Bug #656584 - Please Update Spec File to use %ghost on files in /var/run and /var/lock

This update can be installed with the "yum" update program.  Use 
su -c 'yum update fail2ban' at the command line.
For more information, refer to "Managing Software with yum",
available at http://docs.fedoraproject.org/yum/.

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