Mandrake Linux Security Advisory : vixie-cron (MDKSA-2001:050)

High Nessus Plugin ID 13868


The remote Mandrake Linux host is missing a security update.


A recent security fix to cron introduced a new problem with giving up privileges before invoking the editor. A malicious local user could exploit this to gain root access.


Update the affected vixie-cron package.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 13868

File Name: mandrake_MDKSA-2001-050.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.14 $

Type: local

Published: 2004/07/31

Modified: 2014/09/16

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.2

Vector: CVSS2#AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:vixie-cron, cpe:/o:mandrakesoft:mandrake_linux:7.1, cpe:/o:mandrakesoft:mandrake_linux:7.2, cpe:/o:mandrakesoft:mandrake_linux:8.0

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/cpu, Host/Mandrake/release, Host/Mandrake/rpm-list

Patch Publication Date: 2001/05/10

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2001-0559

MDKSA: 2001:050