Package name
usermode
Date
2003-03-12
Advisory ID
MDKSA-2003:031
Affected versions
8.1 i586 , CS2.1 i586 , 8.1 i586 , 9.0 i586 , 8.2 i586 , MNF8.2 i586 , 8.2 i586

Problem description

The /usr/bin/shutdown command that comes with the usermode package can be executed by local users to shutdown all running processes and drop into a root shell. This command is not really needed to shutdown a system, so it has been removed and all users are encouraged to upgrade. Please note that the user must have local console access in order to obtain a root shell in this fashion.

Updated packages

8.1 i586

 f5d33ef9c30d28a9a01fc6e277b5b703  ia64/8.1/RPMS/usermode-1.42-8.1mdk.ia64.rpm
1f56c7f08d8c1cd5f984e150c0c7ab98  ia64/8.1/SRPMS/usermode-1.42-8.1mdk.src.rpm

CS2.1 i586

 6b3efb01bca77c598bfed862df7a10fe  corporate/2.1/RPMS/usermode-1.55-8.1mdk.i586.rpm
eda24e3cdb96a6171e5b6ed7e6b1da2b  corporate/2.1/RPMS/usermode-consoleonly-1.55-8.1mdk.i586.rpm
498c7c44ab984017a38662202ec7e61f  corporate/2.1/SRPMS/usermode-1.55-8.1mdk.src.rpm

8.1 i586

 d338123f2d65b6d5e37c3475cb658720  8.1/RPMS/usermode-1.42-8.1mdk.i586.rpm
1f56c7f08d8c1cd5f984e150c0c7ab98  8.1/SRPMS/usermode-1.42-8.1mdk.src.rpm

9.0 i586

 6b3efb01bca77c598bfed862df7a10fe  9.0/RPMS/usermode-1.55-8.1mdk.i586.rpm
eda24e3cdb96a6171e5b6ed7e6b1da2b  9.0/RPMS/usermode-consoleonly-1.55-8.1mdk.i586.rpm
498c7c44ab984017a38662202ec7e61f  9.0/SRPMS/usermode-1.55-8.1mdk.src.rpm

8.2 i586

 ab8e859ccce7f45022ba698742f70552  8.2/RPMS/usermode-1.44-4.1mdk.i586.rpm
18693e77214c918ce8aadc405c9347c3  8.2/RPMS/usermode-consoleonly-1.44-4.1mdk.i586.rpm
c75d3d564384692e412fb24ad885193c  8.2/SRPMS/usermode-1.44-4.1mdk.src.rpm

MNF8.2 i586

 18693e77214c918ce8aadc405c9347c3  mnf8.2/RPMS/usermode-consoleonly-1.44-4.1mdk.i586.rpm
c75d3d564384692e412fb24ad885193c  mnf8.2/SRPMS/usermode-1.44-4.1mdk.src.rpm

8.2 i586

 152e076d46e0eb5b37784005d0dfabcc  ppc/8.2/RPMS/usermode-1.44-4.1mdk.ppc.rpm
228e12c9af55c32e814a9d712c10da53  ppc/8.2/RPMS/usermode-consoleonly-1.44-4.1mdk.ppc.rpm
c75d3d564384692e412fb24ad885193c  ppc/8.2/SRPMS/usermode-1.44-4.1mdk.src.rpm