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Category:   Application (Generic)  >   Condor Vendors:   University of Wisconsin-Madison
Condor Job Management Flaw Lets Local Users Gain Elevated Privileges
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1023378
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1023378
CVE Reference:   CVE-2009-4133   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Dec 22 2009
Impact:   User access via local system
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): prior to 7.4.1
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in Condor. A local user can obtain elevated privileges on the target system.

A local user with privileges to submit jobs can queue a job acting as a different, non-root target user. This may allow the user to obtain access to the target user account.

Impact:   A local user may be able to gain access to a target user's account.
Solution:   The vendor has issued a fix (7.4.1).

The vendor's advisory is available at:

http://www.cs.wisc.edu/condor/manual/v7.4/8_3Stable_Release.html#SECTION00931000000000000000

Vendor URL:  www.cs.wisc.edu/condor/ (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Access control error
Underlying OS:  Linux (Any), UNIX (Any), Windows (Any)

Message History:   This archive entry has one or more follow-up message(s) listed below.
Dec 22 2009 (Red Hat Issues Fix) Condor Job Management Flaw Lets Local Users Gain Elevated Privileges
Red Hat has issued a fix for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4.
Dec 22 2009 (Red Hat Issues Fix) Condor Job Management Flaw Lets Local Users Gain Elevated Privileges
Red Hat has issued a fix for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.



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