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MDKSA-2001:050: vixie-cron

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
Check for the version of the vixie-cron package

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment

The remote host is missing the patch for the advisory MDKSA-2001:050 (vixie-cron).


A recent security fix to cron introduced a new problem with giving up rights
before invoking the editor. A malicious local user could exploit this to gain
root acces.


Solution : http://wwwnew.mandriva.com/security/advisories?name=MDKSA-2001:050
Network Security Threat Level: High

Networks Security ID:

Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: This script is Copyright (C) 2004 Tenable Network Security

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