SUSE-SA:2006:027: cron

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Synopsis :

The remote host is missing a vendor-supplied security patch

Description :

The remote host is missing the patch for the advisory SUSE-SA:2006:027 (cron).

Vixie Cron is the default CRON daemon in all SUSE Linux based

The code in do_command.c in Vixie cron does not check the return code
of a setuid call, which might allow local users to gain root privileges
if setuid fails in cases such as PAM failures or resource limits.

This problem is known to affect only distributions with Linux 2.6
kernels, but the package was updated for all distributions for

This problem is tracked by the Mitre CVE ID CVE-2006-2607.

Solution :

Risk factor :


Family: SuSE Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 21623 ()

Bugtraq ID:


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