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The remote Oracle Linux host is missing a security update.
From Red Hat Security Advisory 2007:0345 :
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
Family: Oracle Linux Local Security Checks
Nessus Plugin ID: 67493 ()
CVE ID: CVE-2007-1856