GLSA-201311-04 : Vixie cron: Denial of Service

Low Nessus Plugin ID 70779


The remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related patches.


The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-201311-04 (Vixie cron: Denial of Service)

Vixie cron contains a race condition relating to atime and mtime values of temporary files.
Impact :

A local attacker could change the modification time of files, possibly resulting in a Denial of Service condition via a symlink attack.
Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.


All Vixie cron users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=sys-process/vixie-cron-4.1-r14'

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: Low

ID: 70779

File Name: gentoo_GLSA-201311-04.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.5 $

Type: local

Published: 2013/11/07

Modified: 2015/04/13

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Low


Base Score: 3.3

Temporal Score: 2.9

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:gentoo:linux:vixie-cron, cpe:/o:gentoo:linux

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/Gentoo/release, Host/Gentoo/qpkg-list

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2013/11/07

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2010-0424

BID: 38391

OSVDB: 62551

GLSA: 201311-04

CWE: 59