RHEL 5 : MRG (RHSA-2013:1171)

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Synopsis :

The remote Red Hat host is missing one or more security updates.

Description :

Updated condor packages that fix one security issue are now available
for Red Hat Enterprise MRG 2.3 for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.

The Red Hat Security Response Team has rated this update as having
moderate security impact. A Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS)
base score, which gives a detailed severity rating, is available from
the CVE link in the References section.

HTCondor is a specialized workload management system for
compute-intensive jobs. It provides a job queuing mechanism,
scheduling policy, priority scheme, and resource monitoring and

A denial of service flaw was found in the way HTCondor's policy
definition evaluator processed certain policy definitions. If an
administrator used an attribute defined on a job in a CONTINUE, KILL,
PREEMPT, or SUSPEND condor_startd policy, a remote HTCondor service
user could use this flaw to cause condor_startd to exit by submitting
a job that caused such a policy definition to be evaluated to either
the ERROR or UNDEFINED states. (CVE-2013-4255)

Note: This issue did not affect the default HTCondor configuration.

This issue was found by Matthew Farrellee of Red Hat.

All Red Hat Enterprise MRG 2.3 users are advised to upgrade to these
updated packages, which contain a backported patch to correct this
issue. HTCondor must be restarted for the update to take effect.

See also :


Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

Low / CVSS Base Score : 3.5

Family: Red Hat Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 76663 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2013-4255

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