SuSE 10 Security Update : cron (ZYPP Patch Number 3831)

This script is Copyright (C) 2007-2014 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

The remote SuSE 10 host is missing a security-related patch.

Description :

By setting hard links to /etc/crontab users were able to prevent cron
from running scheduled jobs. (CVE-2007-1856)

A re-emerged symlink bug allowed users to edit the crontab of other
users. (CVE-2005-1038)

This is a reissue of the SLES10 update after Service Pack 1, since
Service Pack 1 merge lost some of the fixes in the cron package.

See also :

http://support.novell.com/security/cve/CVE-2005-1038.html
http://support.novell.com/security/cve/CVE-2007-1856.html

Solution :

Apply ZYPP patch number 3831.

Risk factor :

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

Family: SuSE Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 29408 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2005-1038
CVE-2007-1856

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