RHEL 5 : condor (RHSA-2015:0036)

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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 2.5 for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.

Red Hat Product Security has rated this update as having Important
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
management.

The HTCondor scheduler can optionally notify a user of completed jobs
by sending an email. Due to the way the daemon sent the email message,
authenticated users able to submit jobs could execute arbitrary code
with the privileges of the condor user. (CVE-2014-8126)

This issue was discovered by Florian Weimer of Red Hat Product
Security.

All Red Hat Enterprise MRG 2.5 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 :

https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2014-8126.html
http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2015-0036.html

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 8.5
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:S/C:C/I:C/A:N)

Family: Red Hat Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 80470 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2014-8126

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