Scientific Linux Security Update : vixie-cron on SL5.x, SL4.x, SL3.x i386/x86_64

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Synopsis :

The remote Scientific Linux host is missing a security update.

Description :

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)

See also :

http://www.nessus.org/u?0680d1be

Solution :

Update the affected vixie-cron package.

Risk factor :

Low / CVSS Base Score : 2.1
(CVSS2#AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P)

Family: Scientific Linux Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 60186 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2007-1856