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rPath alert rPSA-2006-0082-1 (vixie-cron)

From:  "Justin M. Forbes" <>
Subject:  rPSA-2006-0082-1 vixie-cron
Date:  Thu, 25 May 2006 15:31:06 -0400

rPath Security Advisory: 2006-0082-1 Published: 2006-05-25 Products: rPath Linux 1 Rating: Critical Exposure Level Classification: Local Root Deterministic Privilege Escalation Updated Versions: vixie-cron=/ References: Description: In previous versions of the vixie-cron package, when the /etc/security/limits.conf file has been set up with limits for any user, and that user has permission to use the cron facility, that user can use vixie-cron to run arbitrary programs as root by exceeding the limits set in /etc/security/limits.conf. By default, rPath Linux does not include any limits configured in the /etc/security/limits.conf file. The /etc/security/limits.conf file is provided by the pam:data component, so to determine whether it has been changed in any way, run the command: # conary verify pam:data | grep /etc/security/limits.conf

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