[SECURITY] Fedora 18 Update: fail2ban-0.8.8-1.fc18

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Fedora Update Notification
2012-12-18 21:18:35

Name        : fail2ban
Product     : Fedora 18
Version     : 0.8.8
Release     : 1.fc18
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:

Update to 0.8.8 (CVE-2012-5642 Bug #887914)
- Fixes:
 * Alan Jenkins
   * [8c38907] Removed 'POSSIBLE BREAK-IN ATTEMPT' from sshd filter to avoid
     banning due to misconfigured DNS. Close gh-64
 * Yaroslav Halchenko
   * [83109bc] IMPORTANT: escape the content of <matches> (if used in
     custom action files) since its value could contain arbitrary
     symbols.  Thanks for discovery go to the NBS System security
   * [b159eab] do not enable pyinotify backend if pyinotify < 0.8.3
   * [37a2e59] store IP as a base, non-unicode str to avoid spurious messages
     in the console. Close gh-91
- New features:
 * David Engeset
   * [2d672d1,6288ec2] 'unbanip' command for the client + avoidance of touching
     the log file to take 'banip' or 'unbanip' in effect. Close gh-81, gh-86
 * Yaroslav Halchenko
- Enhancements:
   * [2d66f31] replaced uninformative "Invalid command" message with warning log
     exception why command actually failed
   * [958a1b0] improved failregex to "support" auth.backend = "htdigest"
   * [9e7a3b7] until we make it proper module -- adjusted sys.path only if
     system-wide run
   * [f52ba99] downgraded "already banned" from WARN to INFO level. Closes gh-79
   * [f105379] added hints into the log on some failure return codes (e.g. 0x7f00
     for this gh-87)
   * Various others: travis-ci integration, script to run tests
     against all available Python versions, etc

* Mon Dec 17 2012 Orion Poplawski <orion at cora.nwra.com> - 0.8.8-1
- Update to 0.8.8 (CVE-2012-5642 Bug #887914)
* Thu Oct 11 2012 Orion Poplawski <orion at cora.nwra.com> -
- Update to
- Drop fd_cloexec, pyinotify, and examplemail patches fixed upstream
- Rebase sshd and notmp patches
- Use _initddir macro

  [ 1 ] Bug #887914 - CVE-2012-5642 fail2ban: does not escape the content of <matches>

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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