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Test ID:1.3.6.1.4.1.25623.1.0.58903
Category:Red Hat Local Security Checks
Title:RedHat Security Advisory RHSA-2007:0345
Summary:NOSUMMARY
Description:Description:

The remote host is missing updates announced in
advisory RHSA-2007:0345.

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:
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

http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2007-0345.html
http://www.redhat.com/security/updates/classification/#moderate

Risk factor : Medium

CVSS Score:
2.1

Cross-Ref: Common Vulnerability Exposure (CVE) ID: CVE-2007-1856
BugTraq ID: 23520
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/23520
http://lists.grok.org.uk/pipermail/full-disclosure/2007-September/065902.html
http://security.gentoo.org/glsa/glsa-200704-11.xml
http://www.mandriva.com/security/advisories?name=MDKSA-2007:234
https://oval.cisecurity.org/repository/search/definition/oval%3Aorg.mitre.oval%3Adef%3A11463
RedHat Security Advisories: RHSA-2007:0345
http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2007-0345.html
http://www.securitytracker.com/id?1018081
http://secunia.com/advisories/24905
http://secunia.com/advisories/24995
http://secunia.com/advisories/25321
http://secunia.com/advisories/25723
http://secunia.com/advisories/26909
http://secunia.com/advisories/27706
http://secunia.com/advisories/27886
SuSE Security Announcement: SUSE-SR:2007:007 (Google Search)
http://www.novell.com/linux/security/advisories/2007_007_suse.html
http://www.vupen.com/english/advisories/2007/3229
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