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The remote Red Hat host is missing a security update.
Updated vixie-cron packages that fix a denial of service issue are now
This update has been rated as having moderate 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.
Raphael Marichez discovered a denial of service bug in the way
vixie-cron verifies crontab file integrity. A local user with the
ability to create a hardlink to /etc/crontab can prevent vixie-cron
from executing certain system cron jobs. (CVE-2007-1856)
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 :
Low / CVSS Base Score : 2.1
CVSS Temporal Score : 1.8
Public Exploit Available : false
Family: Red Hat Local Security Checks
Nessus Plugin ID: 25267 ()
Bugtraq ID: 23520
CVE ID: CVE-2007-1856
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