openSUSE 10 Security Update : cron (cron-1440)

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Synopsis :

The remote openSUSE host is missing a security update.

Description :

A missing check on the return value of setuid() in vixie-cron could be
used by a local user to gain root privileges by exhausting resource
limits and waiting for a cronjob to trigger. This is tracked by the
Mitre CVE ID CVE-2006-2607.

Solution :

Update the affected cron package.

Risk factor :

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

Family: SuSE Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 27189 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2006-2607

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