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Gentoo update for vixie-cron

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Release Date:  2007-04-17    Views:  10,203

Secunia Advisory SA24905

Where:

Local system

Impact:

DoS

Solution Status:

Vendor Patch

Operating System:

CVE Reference(s):

Description


Gentoo has issued an update for vixie-cron. This fixes a vulnerability, which can be exploited by malicious, local users to cause a DoS (Denial of Service).

The vulnerability is caused due to insecure permissions set on certain files and an improper check of hard links in database.c. This can be exploited to prevent the processing of cron files by creating hard links to system or user cron files.


Solution:
Update to version "sys-process/vixie-cron-4.1-r10" or later.

Provided and/or discovered by:
Raphael Marichez, Gentoo Linux Security Team

Original Advisory:
http://www.gentoo.org/security/en/glsa/glsa-200704-11.xml

Deep Links:
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