openSUSE 10 Security Update : cron (cron-1440)

High Nessus Plugin ID 27189


The remote openSUSE host is missing a security update.


A missing check on the return value of setuid() in vixie-cron could be used by a local user to gain root privileges by exhausting resource limits and waiting for a cronjob to trigger. This is tracked by the Mitre CVE ID CVE-2006-2607.


Update the affected cron package.

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 27189

File Name: suse_cron-1440.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.8 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2007/10/17

Modified: 2014/06/13

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:novell:opensuse:cron, cpe:/o:novell:opensuse:10.1

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

Patch Publication Date: 2006/05/29

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2006-2607