Mandrake Linux Security Advisory : vixie-cron (MDKSA-2007:234)

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Synopsis :

The remote Mandrake Linux host is missing a security update.

Description :

Raphael Marichez discovered a denial of service bug in how vixie-cron
verifies crontab file integrity. A local user with the ability to
create a hardlink to /etc/crontab could prevent vixie-cron from
executing certain system cron jobs.

The updated packages have been patched to correct this issue.

Solution :

Update the affected vixie-cron package.

Risk factor :

Low / CVSS Base Score : 2.1
(CVSS2#AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P)

Family: Mandriva Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 29201 (mandrake_MDKSA-2007-234.nasl)

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2007-1856

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