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The remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related
The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200606-07
(Vixie Cron: Privilege Escalation)
Roman Veretelnikov discovered that Vixie Cron fails to properly
check whether it can drop privileges accordingly if setuid() in
do_command.c fails due to a user exceeding assigned resource limits.
Local users can execute code with root privileges by deliberately
exceeding their assigned resource limits and then starting a command
through Vixie Cron. This requires resource limits to be in place on the
There is no known workaround at this time.
See also :
All Vixie Cron users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=sys-process/vixie-cron-4.1-r9'
Risk factor :
High / CVSS Base Score : 7.2