Mandrake Linux Security Advisory : vixie-cron (MDKSA-2007:234)
Low Nessus Plugin ID 29201
SynopsisThe remote Mandrake Linux host is missing a security update.
DescriptionRaphael Marichez discovered a denial of service bug in how vixie-cron verifies crontab file integrity. A local user with the ability to create a hardlink to /etc/crontab could prevent vixie-cron from executing certain system cron jobs.
The updated packages have been patched to correct this issue.
SolutionUpdate the affected vixie-cron package.