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Red Hat alert RHSA-2006:0539-01 (vixie-cron)

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Subject:  [RHSA-2006:0539-01] Important: vixie-cron security update
Date:  Wed, 12 Jul 2006 14:30:04 -0400

-----BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE----- Hash: SHA1 - --------------------------------------------------------------------- Red Hat Security Advisory Synopsis: Important: vixie-cron security update Advisory ID: RHSA-2006:0539-01 Advisory URL: https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2006-0539.html Issue date: 2006-07-12 Updated on: 2006-07-12 Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux CVE Names: CVE-2006-2607 - --------------------------------------------------------------------- 1. Summary: Updated vixie-cron packages that fix a privilege escalation issue are now available. This update has been rated as having important security impact by the Red Hat Security Response Team. 2. Relevant releases/architectures: Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS version 4 - i386, ia64, ppc, s390, s390x, x86_64 Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop version 4 - i386, x86_64 Red Hat Enterprise Linux ES version 4 - i386, ia64, x86_64 Red Hat Enterprise Linux WS version 4 - i386, ia64, x86_64 3. Problem description: The vixie-cron package contains the Vixie version of cron. Cron is a standard UNIX daemon that runs specified programs at scheduled times. A privilege escalation flaw was found in the way Vixie Cron runs programs; vixie-cron does not properly verify an attempt to set the current process user id succeeded. It was possible for a malicious local users who exhausted certain limits to execute arbitrary commands as root via cron. (CVE-2006-2607) All users of vixie-cron should upgrade to these updated packages, which contain a backported patch to correct this issue. 4. Solution: Before applying this update, make sure all previously released errata relevant to your system have been applied. This update is available via Red Hat Network. To use Red Hat Network, launch the Red Hat Update Agent with the following command: up2date This will start an interactive process that will result in the appropriate RPMs being upgraded on your system. 5. Bug IDs fixed (http://bugzilla.redhat.com/): 193146 - CVE-2006-2607 Jobs start from root when pam_limits enabled 6. RPMs required: Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS version 4: SRPMS: ftp://updates.redhat.com/enterprise/4AS/en/os/SRPMS/vixie... 84ffd65a8877af47400a731ecd1b9ee3 vixie-cron-4.1-44.EL4.src.rpm i386: 96f8e56c7683001feb3f3af160e5d3bc vixie-cron-4.1-44.EL4.i386.rpm 2537c3d0066bfba10e271466e848abfa vixie-cron-debuginfo-4.1-44.EL4.i386.rpm ia64: a8d8d2c094a1d9aa1e8b565633f63491 vixie-cron-4.1-44.EL4.ia64.rpm fbd4dd6bda2c2b4ed0b76b9decc45da8 vixie-cron-debuginfo-4.1-44.EL4.ia64.rpm ppc: abbfe3611ef001871714d508cb12ee78 vixie-cron-4.1-44.EL4.ppc.rpm cfff4b167fa6cf2f1c093c9d990fea1d vixie-cron-debuginfo-4.1-44.EL4.ppc.rpm s390: 13a5b37c0c9c360055a75c3b779603c9 vixie-cron-4.1-44.EL4.s390.rpm 5eddcab5c828098a1fd2e4cdd1c1ddc1 vixie-cron-debuginfo-4.1-44.EL4.s390.rpm s390x: 869131c337de109964f8acb2e720ee33 vixie-cron-4.1-44.EL4.s390x.rpm 32da5254a3b569a351557547fc872556 vixie-cron-debuginfo-4.1-44.EL4.s390x.rpm x86_64: 3d045241d3453e8bc5a6bc260320fbc9 vixie-cron-4.1-44.EL4.x86_64.rpm 2d30b0141ee8e242602fa70f03982713 vixie-cron-debuginfo-4.1-44.EL4.x86_64.rpm Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop version 4: SRPMS: ftp://updates.redhat.com/enterprise/4Desktop/en/os/SRPMS/... 84ffd65a8877af47400a731ecd1b9ee3 vixie-cron-4.1-44.EL4.src.rpm i386: 96f8e56c7683001feb3f3af160e5d3bc vixie-cron-4.1-44.EL4.i386.rpm 2537c3d0066bfba10e271466e848abfa vixie-cron-debuginfo-4.1-44.EL4.i386.rpm x86_64: 3d045241d3453e8bc5a6bc260320fbc9 vixie-cron-4.1-44.EL4.x86_64.rpm 2d30b0141ee8e242602fa70f03982713 vixie-cron-debuginfo-4.1-44.EL4.x86_64.rpm Red Hat Enterprise Linux ES version 4: SRPMS: ftp://updates.redhat.com/enterprise/4ES/en/os/SRPMS/vixie... 84ffd65a8877af47400a731ecd1b9ee3 vixie-cron-4.1-44.EL4.src.rpm i386: 96f8e56c7683001feb3f3af160e5d3bc vixie-cron-4.1-44.EL4.i386.rpm 2537c3d0066bfba10e271466e848abfa vixie-cron-debuginfo-4.1-44.EL4.i386.rpm ia64: a8d8d2c094a1d9aa1e8b565633f63491 vixie-cron-4.1-44.EL4.ia64.rpm fbd4dd6bda2c2b4ed0b76b9decc45da8 vixie-cron-debuginfo-4.1-44.EL4.ia64.rpm x86_64: 3d045241d3453e8bc5a6bc260320fbc9 vixie-cron-4.1-44.EL4.x86_64.rpm 2d30b0141ee8e242602fa70f03982713 vixie-cron-debuginfo-4.1-44.EL4.x86_64.rpm Red Hat Enterprise Linux WS version 4: SRPMS: ftp://updates.redhat.com/enterprise/4WS/en/os/SRPMS/vixie... 84ffd65a8877af47400a731ecd1b9ee3 vixie-cron-4.1-44.EL4.src.rpm i386: 96f8e56c7683001feb3f3af160e5d3bc vixie-cron-4.1-44.EL4.i386.rpm 2537c3d0066bfba10e271466e848abfa vixie-cron-debuginfo-4.1-44.EL4.i386.rpm ia64: a8d8d2c094a1d9aa1e8b565633f63491 vixie-cron-4.1-44.EL4.ia64.rpm fbd4dd6bda2c2b4ed0b76b9decc45da8 vixie-cron-debuginfo-4.1-44.EL4.ia64.rpm x86_64: 3d045241d3453e8bc5a6bc260320fbc9 vixie-cron-4.1-44.EL4.x86_64.rpm 2d30b0141ee8e242602fa70f03982713 vixie-cron-debuginfo-4.1-44.EL4.x86_64.rpm These packages are GPG signed by Red Hat for security. Our key and details on how to verify the signature are available from https://www.redhat.com/security/team/key/#package 7. References: http://www.redhat.com/security/updates/classification/#im... http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2006-2607 8. Contact: The Red Hat security contact is <secalert@redhat.com>. More contact details at https://www.redhat.com/security/team/contact/ Copyright 2006 Red Hat, Inc. -----BEGIN PGP SIGNATURE----- Version: GnuPG v1.2.1 (GNU/Linux) iD8DBQFEtT+WXlSAg2UNWIIRAo7eAJ9NBs/rl+s4FfQV0JQ9z3Dx1vOkDQCeL8+i NOOMBXncasrD8r3xrvekXCM= =ZO1e -----END PGP SIGNATURE----- -- Enterprise-watch-list mailing list Enterprise-watch-list@redhat.com https://www.redhat.com/mailman/listinfo/enterprise-watch-...


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