GLSA-200704-04 : OpenPBS: Multiple vulnerabilities

critical Nessus Plugin ID 24937
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Synopsis

The remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related patches.

Description

The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200704-04 (OpenPBS: Multiple vulnerabilities)

SUSE reported vulnerabilities due to unspecified errors in OpenPBS.
Impact :

By unspecified attack vectors an attacker might be able execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the user running openpbs, which might be the root user.
Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.

Solution

OpenPBS has been masked in the Portage tree for replacement by Torque.
All OpenPBS users should unmerge OpenPBS and switch to Torque.
# emerge --ask --unmerge sys-cluster/openpbs # emerge --sync # emerge --ask --verbose sys-cluster/torque

See Also

https://security.gentoo.org/glsa/200704-04

Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 24937

File Name: gentoo_GLSA-200704-04.nasl

Version: 1.14

Type: local

Published: 4/5/2007

Updated: 1/6/2021

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information

VPR

Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.9

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: Critical

Base Score: 10

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:gentoo:linux:openpbs, cpe:/o:gentoo:linux

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/Gentoo/release, Host/Gentoo/qpkg-list

Patch Publication Date: 4/3/2007

Vulnerability Publication Date: 10/27/2006

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2006-5616

GLSA: 200704-04