Mandriva Linux Security Advisory : cronie (MDVSA-2013:033)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 66047


The remote Mandriva Linux host is missing one or more security updates.


Updated cronie package fixes the following issue :

It was reported that cronie 1.4.8 would leak certain file descriptors.
On systems where /etc/crontab is not world-readable this could be an information disclosure concern (CVE-2012-6097).


Update the affected cronie and / or cronie-anacron packages.

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 66047

File Name: mandriva_MDVSA-2013-033.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.3 $

Type: local

Published: 2013/04/20

Modified: 2013/11/25

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 4.3

Temporal Score: 3.6

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:F/RL:OF/RC:ND

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:cronie, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:cronie-anacron, cpe:/o:mandriva:business_server:1

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

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2013/04/05

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2012-6097

BID: 57191

MDVSA: 2013:033

MGASA: 2013-0023