Ubuntu 6.06 LTS / 8.04 LTS / 8.10 / 9.04 : cron vulnerability (USN-778-1)

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2009-2013 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2009-2013 Tenable Network Security, Inc.

Synopsis :

The remote Ubuntu host is missing a security-related patch.

Description :

It was discovered that cron did not properly check the return code of
the setgid() and initgroups() system calls. A local attacker could use
this to escalate group privileges. Please note that cron versions
3.0pl1-64 and later were already patched to address the more serious
setuid() check referred to by CVE-2006-2607.

Solution :

Update the affected cron package.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.2

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 38984 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2006-2607