Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2009-2013 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2009-2013 Tenable Network Security, Inc.
The remote Ubuntu host is missing a security-related patch.
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.
Update the affected cron package.
Risk factor :
High / CVSS Base Score : 7.2
Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks
Nessus Plugin ID: 38984 ()
CVE ID: CVE-2006-2607