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Gentoo Linux Security Advisory                           GLSA 200606-07
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  Severity: High
     Title: Vixie Cron: Privilege Escalation
      Date: June 09, 2006
      Bugs: #134194
        ID: 200606-07

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Synopsis
=======
Vixie Cron allows local users to execute programs as root.

Background
=========
Vixie Cron is a command scheduler with extended syntax over cron.

Affected packages
================
    -------------------------------------------------------------------
     Package                 /  Vulnerable  /               Unaffected
    -------------------------------------------------------------------
  1  sys-process/vixie-cron      < 4.1-r9                    >= 4.1-r9

Description
==========
Roman Veretelnikov discovered that Vixie Cron fails to properly check
whether it can drop privileges accordingly if setuid() in do_command.c
fails due to a user exceeding assigned resource limits.

Impact
=====
Local users can execute code with root privileges by deliberately
exceeding their assigned resource limits and then starting a command
through Vixie Cron. This requires resource limits to be in place on the
machine.

Workaround
=========
There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution
=========
All Vixie Cron users should upgrade to the latest version:

    # emerge --sync
    # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=sys-process/vixie-cron-4.1-r9"

References
=========
  [ 1 ] CVE-2006-2607
        http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2006-2607

Availability
===========
This GLSA and any updates to it are available for viewing at
the Gentoo Security Website:

  https://security.gentoo.org/glsa/200606-07

Concerns?
========
Security is a primary focus of Gentoo Linux and ensuring the
confidentiality and security of our users machines is of utmost
importance to us. Any security concerns should be addressed to
security@gentoo.org or alternatively, you may file a bug at
https://bugs.gentoo.org/.

License
======
Copyright 2006 Gentoo Foundation, Inc; referenced text
belongs to its owner(s).

The contents of this document are licensed under the
Creative Commons - Attribution / Share Alike license.

https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.5/

Gentoo: GLSA-200606-07: Vixie Cron: Privilege Escalation

Vixie Cron allows local users to execute programs as root.

Summary

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory GLSA 200606-07 https://security.gentoo.org/ Severity: High Title: Vixie Cron: Privilege Escalation Date: June 09, 2006 Bugs: #134194 ID: 200606-07

Synopsis ======= Vixie Cron allows local users to execute programs as root.
Background ========= Vixie Cron is a command scheduler with extended syntax over cron.
Affected packages ================ ------------------------------------------------------------------- Package / Vulnerable / Unaffected ------------------------------------------------------------------- 1 sys-process/vixie-cron < 4.1-r9 >= 4.1-r9
========== Roman Veretelnikov discovered that Vixie Cron fails to properly check whether it can drop privileges accordingly if setuid() in do_command.c fails due to a user exceeding assigned resource limits.
Impact ===== Local users can execute code with root privileges by deliberately exceeding their assigned resource limits and then starting a command through Vixie Cron. This requires resource limits to be in place on the machine.
Workaround ========= There is no known workaround at this time.
Resolution ========= All Vixie Cron users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=sys-process/vixie-cron-4.1-r9"
References ========= [ 1 ] CVE-2006-2607 http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2006-2607
Availability =========== This GLSA and any updates to it are available for viewing at the Gentoo Security Website:
https://security.gentoo.org/glsa/200606-07
Concerns? ======== Security is a primary focus of Gentoo Linux and ensuring the confidentiality and security of our users machines is of utmost importance to us. Any security concerns should be addressed to security@gentoo.org or alternatively, you may file a bug at https://bugs.gentoo.org/.
License ====== Copyright 2006 Gentoo Foundation, Inc; referenced text belongs to its owner(s).
The contents of this document are licensed under the Creative Commons - Attribution / Share Alike license.
https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.5/

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