Mandrake Linux Security Advisory : vixie-cron (MDKSA-2001:050)

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Synopsis :

The remote Mandrake Linux host is missing a security update.

Description :

A recent security fix to cron introduced a new problem with giving up
privileges before invoking the editor. A malicious local user could
exploit this to gain root access.

See also :

http://www.securityfocus.com/frames/?content=/vdb/bottom.html?vid=2687

Solution :

Update the affected vixie-cron package.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.2
(CVSS2#AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)

Family: Mandriva Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 13868 (mandrake_MDKSA-2001-050.nasl)

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2001-0559

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