[SECURITY] Fedora 18 Update: dracut-024-5.git20121019.fc18

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Fedora Update Notification
2012-10-19 14:55:11

Name        : dracut
Product     : Fedora 18
Version     : 024
Release     : 5.git20121019.fc18
URL         : https://dracut.wiki.kernel.org/
Summary     : Initramfs generator using udev
Description :
dracut contains tools to create a bootable initramfs for 2.6 Linux kernels.
Unlike existing implementations, dracut does hard-code as little as possible
into the initramfs. dracut contains various modules which are driven by the
event-based udev. Having root on MD, DM, LVM2, LUKS is supported as well as
NFS, iSCSI, NBD, FCoE with the dracut-network package.

Update Information:

- fixed ifup exit code
- fixed default "rd.auto" parameter setting
- only 'warn' not 'error', if we don't strip the initramfs
- do not overwrite ifcfg from anaconda
- ssh-client module fixes
- strip binaries in the initramfs by default now
- fixes for systemd and crypto
- new dracut kernel command line options "rd.auto"
- new dracut kernel command line options "rd.noverifyssl"
- new dracut option "--kernel-cmdline" and "kernel_cmdline" option for default parameters
- fix for kexec in shutdown, if not included in initramfs

- no more iscsi_wait_scan
- curl: give info what URL failed, support https
- use findmnt
- systemd: wait for crypto target
- only install crypttab in host-only mode
- add udev groups
- fixed busybox install
- fixed rd.luks.allow-discards manpage and handling
- force install dm_mod
- do not create the initramfs world reabable
- add nameserver even for dhcp
- fallback to reboot if shutdown was called without a parameter


  [ 1 ] Bug #859448 - CVE-2012-4453 dracut: Creates initramfs images with world-readable permissions (information disclosure)

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