SuSE 10 Security Update : cron (ZYPP Patch Number 3831)

Low Nessus Plugin ID 29408


The remote SuSE 10 host is missing a security-related patch.


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)

This is a reissue of the SLES10 update after Service Pack 1, since Service Pack 1 merge lost some of the fixes in the cron package.


Apply ZYPP patch number 3831.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Low

ID: 29408

File Name: suse_cron-3831.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.15 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2007/12/13

Modified: 2014/05/22

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: cpe:/o:suse:suse_linux

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

Patch Publication Date: 2007/07/03

Reference Information

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