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CESA-2007:0345: vixie-cron security update

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CESA-2007:0345: vixie-cron security update

Severity
2
CVSS
(AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P)
Published
04/17/2007
Created
07/25/2018
Added
03/12/2010
Modified
07/04/2017

Description

Updated vixie-cron packages that fix a denial of service issue are now available. This update has been rated as having moderate security impact by the Red Hat Security Response Team.

The vixie-cron package contains the Vixie version of cron. Cron is a standard UNIX daemon that runs specified programs at scheduled times. Raphael Marichez discovered a denial of service bug in the way vixie-cron verifies crontab file integrity. A local user with the ability to create a hardlink to /etc/crontab can prevent vixie-cron from executing certain system cron jobs. (CVE-2007-1856) All users of vixie-cron should upgrade to these updated packages, which contain a backported patch to correct this issue.

Solution(s)

  • centos-upgrade-vixie-cron

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