Mandrake Linux Security Advisory : vixie-cron (MDKSA-2001:022)

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Synopsis :

The remote Mandrake Linux host is missing a security update.

Description :

A buffer overflow exists in the 'crontab' command if it was called by
a user with a username longer than 20 characters. If the system
administrator has created usernames of that length, it would be
possible for those users to gain elevated privileges.

Solution :

Update the affected vixie-cron package.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 4.6
(CVSS2#AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)

Family: Mandriva Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 61896 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2001-0560

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