RHEL 4 : vixie-cron (RHSA-2006:0539)

This script is Copyright (C) 2006-2014 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

The remote Red Hat host is missing a security update.

Description :

Updated vixie-cron packages that fix a privilege escalation issue are
now available.

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
programs
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 :

https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2006-2607.html
http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2006-0539.html

Solution :

Update the affected vixie-cron package.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.2
(CVSS2#AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)

Family: Red Hat Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 22043 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2006-2607