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The remote Red Hat host is missing a security update.
Updated vixie-cron packages that fix a privilege escalation issue are
This update has been rated as having important security impact by the
Red Hat Security Response Team.
The vixie-cron package contains the Vixie version of cron. Cron is a
standard UNIX daemon that runs specified programs at scheduled times.
A privilege escalation flaw was found in the way Vixie Cron runs
vixie-cron does not properly verify an attempt to set the
current process user id succeeded. It was possible for a malicious
local users who exhausted certain limits to execute arbitrary commands
as root via cron. (CVE-2006-2607)
All users of vixie-cron should upgrade to these updated packages,
which contain a backported patch to correct this issue.
See also :
Update the affected vixie-cron package.
Risk factor :
High / CVSS Base Score : 7.2
Family: Red Hat Local Security Checks
Nessus Plugin ID: 22043 ()
CVE ID: CVE-2006-2607