Mandrake Linux Security Advisory : vixie-cron (MDKSA-2001:022)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 61896


The remote Mandrake Linux host is missing a security update.


A buffer overflow exists in the 'crontab' command if it was called by a user with a username longer than 20 characters. If the system administrator has created usernames of that length, it would be possible for those users to gain elevated privileges.


Update the affected vixie-cron package.

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 61896

File Name: mandrake_MDKSA-2001-022.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.3 $

Type: local

Published: 2012/09/06

Modified: 2013/05/31

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 4.6

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:vixie-cron, cpe:/o:mandrakesoft:mandrake_linux:6.0, cpe:/o:mandrakesoft:mandrake_linux:6.1, cpe:/o:mandrakesoft:mandrake_linux:7.0, cpe:/o:mandrakesoft:mandrake_linux:7.1, cpe:/o:mandrakesoft:mandrake_linux:7.2

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

Patch Publication Date: 2001/02/20

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2001-0560

MDKSA: 2001:022