GLSA-201311-04 : Vixie cron: Denial of Service

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Synopsis :

The remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related
patches.

Description :

The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-201311-04
(Vixie cron: Denial of Service)

Vixie cron contains a race condition relating to atime and mtime values
of temporary files.

Impact :

A local attacker could change the modification time of files, possibly
resulting in a Denial of Service condition via a symlink attack.

Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.

See also :

http://www.gentoo.org/security/en/glsa/glsa-201311-04.xml

Solution :

All Vixie cron users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=sys-process/vixie-cron-4.1-r14'

Risk factor :

Low / CVSS Base Score : 3.3
(CVSS2#AV:L/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:P/A:P)
CVSS Temporal Score : 2.9
(CVSS2#E:ND/RL:OF/RC:C)
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Gentoo Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 70779 ()

Bugtraq ID: 38391

CVE ID: CVE-2010-0424