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[DSA054] DSA-054-1 cron

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
DSA-054-1 cron

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment

A recent (fall 2000) security fix to cron introduced an error in giving
up rights before invoking the editor. This was discovered by Sebastian
Krahmer from SuSE. A malicious user could easily gain root access.

This has been fixed in version 3.0pl1-57.3 (or 3.0pl1-67 for unstable).
No exploits are known to exist, but we recommend that you upgrade your
cron packages immediately.



Solution : http://www.debian.org/security/2001/dsa-054
Network Security Threat Level: High

Networks Security ID:

Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: This script is (C) 2005 Michel Arboi

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