RHEL 4 : vixie-cron (RHSA-2005:361)

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Synopsis :

The remote Red Hat host is missing a security update.

Description :

An updated vixie-cron package that fixes various bugs and a security
issue is now available.

This update has been rated as having low 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.

A bug was found in the way vixie-cron installs new crontab files. It
is possible for a local attacker to execute the crontab command in
such a way that they can view the contents of another user's crontab
file. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project assigned the
name CVE-2005-1038 to this issue.

Additionally, this update addresses the following issues :

o Fixed improper limits on filename and command line lengths o
Improved PAM access control conforming to EAL certification
requirements o Improved reliability when running in a chroot
environment o Mail recipient name checking disabled by default, can be
re-enabled o Added '-p' 'permit all crontabs' option to disable
crontab mode checking

All users of vixie-cron should upgrade to this updated package, which
contains backported patches and is not vulnerable to these issues.

See also :


Solution :

Update the affected vixie-cron package.

Risk factor :

Low / CVSS Base Score : 2.1
CVSS Temporal Score : 1.8
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Red Hat Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 19987 ()

Bugtraq ID: 13024

CVE ID: CVE-2005-1038

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