openSUSE 10 Security Update : cron (cron-3092)

Low Nessus Plugin ID 27190


The remote openSUSE host is missing a security update.


By setting hard links to /etc/crontab users were able to prevent cron from running scheduled jobs (CVE-2007-1856).

A re-emerged symlink bug allowed users to edit the crontab of other users (CVE-2005-1038).


Update the affected cron package.

Plugin Details

Severity: Low

ID: 27190

File Name: suse_cron-3092.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.8 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2007/10/17

Modified: 2014/06/13

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Low


Base Score: 2.1

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:cron, cpe:/o:novell:opensuse:10.1, cpe:/o:novell:opensuse:10.2

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

Patch Publication Date: 2007/04/17

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2005-1038, CVE-2007-1856