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Debian: DSA-2472-1: gridengine security update

Date 16 May 2012
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Posted By LinuxSecurity Advisories
Dave Love discovered that users who are allowed to submit jobs to a Grid Engine installation can escalate their privileges to root because the environment is not properly sanitized before creating processes.
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Debian Security Advisory DSA-2472-1                   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
https://www.debian.org/security/                            Florian Weimer
May 15, 2012                           https://www.debian.org/security/faq
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Package        : gridengine
Vulnerability  : privilege escalation
Problem type   : remote
Debian-specific: no
CVE ID         : CVE-2012-0208

Dave Love discovered that users who are allowed to submit jobs to a
Grid Engine installation can escalate their privileges to root because
the environment is not properly sanitized before creating processes.

For the stable distribution (squeeze), this problem has been fixed in
version 6.2u5-1squeeze1.

For the unstable distribution (sid), this problem has been fixed in
version 6.2u5-6.

We recommend that you upgrade your gridengine packages.

Further information about Debian Security Advisories, how to apply
these updates to your system and frequently asked questions can be
found at: https://www.debian.org/security/

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