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PostPosted: Fri Jun 09, 2006 4:26 pm    Post subject: [ GLSA 200606-07 ] Vixie Cron: Privilege Escalation Reply with quote

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory

Title: Vixie Cron: Privilege Escalation (GLSA 200606-07)
Severity: high
Exploitable: local
Date: June 09, 2006
Bug(s): #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: sys-process/vixie-cron
Vulnerable: < 4.1-r9
Unaffected: >= 4.1-r9
Architectures: All supported architectures


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


References

CVE-2006-2607


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