Debian Security Advisory DSA 054-1 (cron)

Information

Severity

Severity

High

Family

Family

Debian Local Security Checks

CVSSv2 Base

CVSSv2 Base

7.2

CVSSv2 Vector

CVSSv2 Vector

AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C

Solution Type

Solution Type

Vendor Patch

Created

Created

14 years ago

Modified

Modified

4 years ago

Summary

The remote host is missing an update to cron announced via advisory DSA 054-1.

Insight

Insight

A recent (fall 2000) security fix to cron introduced an error in giving up privileges before invoking the editor. A malicious user could easily gain root access. This has been fixed in version 3.0pl1-57.3 (or 3.0pl1-67 for unstable). No exploits are known to exist, but we recommend that you upgrade your

Solution

Solution

https://secure1.securityspace.com/smysecure/catid.html?in=DSA%20054-1

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