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|Posted: Wed Apr 04, 2007 12:26 am Post subject: [ GLSA 200704-04 ] OpenPBS: Multiple vulnerabilities
|Gentoo Linux Security Advisory
Title: OpenPBS: Multiple vulnerabilities (GLSA 200704-04)
Exploitable: remote, local
Date: April 03, 2007
OpenPBS contains unspecified vulnerabilities which may allow for the remote execution of arbitrary code or a Denial of Service.
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.
Vulnerable: <= 2.3.16-r4
Architectures: All supported architectures
SUSE reported vulnerabilities due to unspecified errors in OpenPBS.
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.
There is no known workaround at this time.
OpenPBS has been masked in the Portage tree for replacement by Torque. All OpenPBS users should unmerge OpenPBS and switch to Torque.
|# emerge --ask --unmerge sys-cluster/openpbs
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --verbose sys-cluster/torque