Debian: DSA-2472-1: gridengine security update

    Date16 May 2012
    CategoryDebian
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    Posted ByLinuxSecurity 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.
    http://www.debian.org/security/                            Florian Weimer
    May 15, 2012                           http://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: http://www.debian.org/security/
    
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