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Category:   Application (Generic)  >   Cron Vendors:   Vixie, Paul
Vixie Cron Installation Permissions on Some Platforms Let Local Users Deny Service
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1018081
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1018081
CVE Reference:   CVE-2007-1856   (Links to External Site)
Date:  May 17 2007
Impact:   Denial of service via local system


Description:   A vulnerability was reported in Vixie Cron as packaged on some Linux platforms. A local user can can cause denial of service conditions.

A local user can create hard links to system and user cron files. When cron is run on the linked file, an error may occur in 'database.c', preventing the target cron file from executing.

Gentoo Linux and SUSE Linux are affected. Other platforms may also be affected.

Raphael Marichez of the Gentoo Linux Security Team discovered this vulnerability.

Impact:   A local user can cause certain cron files to fail to execute.
Solution:   No solution was available at the time of this entry.
Cause:   Access control error, State error
Underlying OS:  Linux (Any), UNIX (Any)

Message History:   This archive entry has one or more follow-up message(s) listed below.
May 17 2007 (Red Hat Issues Fix) Vixie Cron Installation Permissions on Some Platforms Let Local Users Deny Service
Red Hat has released a fix for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3, 4, and 5.



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