High Nessus Plugin ID 21623
SynopsisThe remote host is missing a vendor-supplied security patch
DescriptionThe remote host is missing the patch for the advisory SUSE-SA:2006:027 (cron).
Vixie Cron is the default CRON daemon in all SUSE Linux based distributions.
The code in do_command.c in Vixie cron does not check the return code of a setuid call, which might allow local users to gain root privileges if setuid fails in cases such as PAM failures or resource limits.
This problem is known to affect only distributions with Linux 2.6 kernels, but the package was updated for all distributions for completeness.
This problem is tracked by the Mitre CVE ID CVE-2006-2607.