SuSE 11 Security Update : cron (SAT Patch Number 2027)

Low Nessus Plugin ID 45104


The remote SuSE 11 host is missing a security update.


This update of cron fixes a race condition in crontab that can be used to change the time-stamp of arbitrary files while editing the crontab entry.

Additionally the return value of initgroups() is verified now.
(CVE-2010-0424: CVSS v2 Base Score: 3.6)


Apply SAT patch number 2027.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Low

ID: 45104

File Name: suse_11_cron-100219.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.8 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2010/03/19

Modified: 2013/10/25

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Low


Base Score: 3.3

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:11:cron, cpe:/o:novell:suse_linux:11

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

Patch Publication Date: 2010/02/19

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2010-0424

CWE: 59