Debian: DSA-3058-1: torque security update

    Date27 Oct 2014
    CategoryDebian
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    Posted ByLinuxSecurity Advisories
    Chad Vizino reported a vulnerability in torque, a PBS-derived batch processing queueing system. A non-root user could exploit the flaw in the tm_adopt() library call to kill any process, including root-owned ones on any node in a job.
    
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    Debian Security Advisory DSA-3058-1                   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    http://www.debian.org/security/                      Salvatore Bonaccorso
    October 27, 2014                       http://www.debian.org/security/faq
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    Package        : torque
    CVE ID         : CVE-2014-3684
    Debian Bug     : 763922
    
    Chad Vizino reported a vulnerability in torque, a PBS-derived batch
    processing queueing system. A non-root user could exploit the flaw in
    the tm_adopt() library call to kill any process, including root-owned
    ones on any node in a job.
    
    For the stable distribution (wheezy), this problem has been fixed in
    version 2.4.16+dfsg-1+deb7u4.
    
    For the unstable distribution (sid), this problem has been fixed in
    version 2.4.16+dfsg-1.5.
    
    We recommend that you upgrade your torque 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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