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Debian LTS Advisory DLA-2801-1                [email protected]
https://www.debian.org/lts/security/                          Adrian Bunk
October 30, 2021                              https://wiki.debian.org/LTS
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Package        : cron
Version        : 3.0pl1-128+deb9u2
CVE ID         : CVE-2017-9525 CVE-2019-9704 CVE-2019-9705 CVE-2019-9706
Debian Bug     : 809167

Brief introduction 


    Fix group crontab to root escalation via postinst.


    A very large crontab created by a user could crash the daemon.


    Enforce maximum crontab line count of 10000 to prevent a malicious 
    user from creating an excessivly large crontab.


    Fix for possible DoS by use-after-free.

Additionally, a bypass of /etc/cron.{allow,deny} on failure to open has 
been fixed. If these files exist, then they must be readable by the user 
executing crontab(1). Users will now be denied by default if they aren't.

For Debian 9 stretch, these problems have been fixed in version

We recommend that you upgrade your cron packages.

For the detailed security status of cron please refer to
its security tracker page at:

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