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PostPosted: Wed Apr 04, 2007 12:26 am    Post subject: [ GLSA 200704-04 ] OpenPBS: Multiple vulnerabilities Reply with quote

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory

Title: OpenPBS: Multiple vulnerabilities (GLSA 200704-04)
Severity: high
Exploitable: remote, local
Date: April 03, 2007
Bug(s): #153495
ID: 200704-04

Synopsis

OpenPBS contains unspecified vulnerabilities which may allow for the remote execution of arbitrary code or a Denial of Service.

Background

OpenPBS is the original version of the Portable Batch System. It is a flexible batch queueing system developed for NASA in the early to mid-1990s.

Affected Packages

Package: sys-cluster/openpbs
Vulnerable: <= 2.3.16-r4
Architectures: All supported architectures


Description

SUSE reported vulnerabilities due to unspecified errors in OpenPBS.

Impact

By unspecified attack vectors an attacker might be able execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the user running openpbs, which might be the root user.

Workaround

There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution

OpenPBS has been masked in the Portage tree for replacement by Torque. All OpenPBS users should unmerge OpenPBS and switch to Torque.
Code:
# emerge --ask --unmerge sys-cluster/openpbs
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --verbose sys-cluster/torque


References

CVE-2006-5616
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