Oracle Linux 3 / 4 / 5 : vixie-cron (ELSA-2007-0345)

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Synopsis :

The remote Oracle Linux host is missing a security update.

Description :

From Red Hat Security Advisory 2007:0345 :

Updated vixie-cron packages that fix a denial of service issue are now

This update has been rated as having moderate security impact by the
Red Hat Security Response Team.

The vixie-cron package contains the Vixie version of cron. Cron is a
standard UNIX daemon that runs specified programs at scheduled times.

Raphael Marichez discovered a denial of service bug in the way
vixie-cron verifies crontab file integrity. A local user with the
ability to create a hardlink to /etc/crontab can prevent vixie-cron
from executing certain system cron jobs. (CVE-2007-1856)

All users of vixie-cron should upgrade to these updated packages,
which contain a backported patch to correct this issue.

See also :

Solution :

Update the affected vixie-cron package.

Risk factor :

Low / CVSS Base Score : 2.1
CVSS Temporal Score : 1.8
Public Exploit Available : false

Family: Oracle Linux Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 67493 ()

Bugtraq ID: 23520

CVE ID: CVE-2007-1856

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