|Category:||Red Hat Local Security Checks|
|Title:||RedHat Security Advisory RHSA-2006:0117|
The remote host is missing updates announced in
The vixie-cron package contains the Vixie version of cron. Cron is a
standard UNIX daemon that runs specified programs at scheduled times.
A bug was found in the way vixie-cron installs new crontab files. It is
possible for a local attacker to execute the crontab command in such a way
that they can view the contents of another user's crontab file. The Common
Vulnerabilities and Exposures project assigned the name CVE-2005-1038 to
This update also fixes an issue where cron jobs could start before their
All users of vixie-cron should upgrade to this updated package, which
contains backported patches and is not vulnerable to these issues.
Please note that this update is available via
Red Hat Network. To use Red Hat Network, launch the Red
Hat Update Agent with the following command: up2date
Risk factor : Medium
BugTraq ID: 13024|
Common Vulnerability Exposure (CVE) ID: CVE-2005-1038
Bugtraq: 20050406 crontab from vixie-cron allows read other users crontabs (Google Search)
SGI Security Advisory: 20060401-01-U
SuSE Security Announcement: SUSE-SR:2007:007 (Google Search)
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