RHEL 6 : condor (RHSA-2015:0035)

High Nessus Plugin ID 80469


The remote Red Hat host is missing one or more security updates.


Updated condor packages that fix one security issue are now available for Red Hat Enterprise MRG 2.5 for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.

Red Hat Product Security has rated this update as having Important security impact. A Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) base score, which gives a detailed severity rating, is available from the CVE link in the References section.

HTCondor is a specialized workload management system for compute-intensive jobs. It provides a job queuing mechanism, scheduling policy, priority scheme, and resource monitoring and management.

The HTCondor scheduler can optionally notify a user of completed jobs by sending an email. Due to the way the daemon sent the email message, authenticated users able to submit jobs could execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the condor user. (CVE-2014-8126)

This issue was discovered by Florian Weimer of Red Hat Product Security.

All Red Hat Enterprise MRG 2.5 users are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, which contain a backported patch to correct this issue. HTCondor must be restarted for the update to take effect.


Update the affected packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 80469

File Name: redhat-RHSA-2015-0035.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.2 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2015/01/13

Modified: 2017/01/06

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 8.5

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:condor, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:condor-aviary, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:condor-classads, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:condor-cluster-resource-agent, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:condor-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:condor-deltacloud-gahp, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:condor-kbdd, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:condor-plumage, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:condor-qmf, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:condor-vm-gahp, cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:6

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

Patch Publication Date: 2015/01/12

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2014-8126

RHSA: 2015:0035