Debian DSA-4023-1 : slurm-llnl - security update

high Nessus Plugin ID 104442
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The remote Debian host is missing a security-related update.


Ryan Day discovered that the Simple Linux Utility for Resource Management (SLURM), a cluster resource management and job scheduling system, does not properly handle SPANK environment variables, allowing a user permitted to submit jobs to execute code as root during the Prolog or Epilog. All systems using a Prolog or Epilog script are vulnerable, regardless of whether SPANK plugins are in use.


Upgrade the slurm-llnl packages.

For the stable distribution (stretch), this problem has been fixed in version 16.05.9-1+deb9u1.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 104442

File Name: debian_DSA-4023.nasl

Version: 3.5

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 11/8/2017

Updated: 1/4/2021

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.9


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.2

Vector: AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.8

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:L/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:slurm-llnl, cpe:/o:debian:debian_linux:9.0

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/Debian/release, Host/Debian/dpkg-l

Patch Publication Date: 11/7/2017

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2017-15566

DSA: 4023