The MITRE CVE dictionary describes this issue as:
Buffer overflow in Vixie cron 3.0.1-56 and earlier could allow a local attacker to gain additional privileges via a long username (> 20 characters).
Red Hat security errata
|Red Hat Linux 5.2||RHSA-2001:014||February 12, 2001|
|Red Hat Linux 6.2||RHSA-2001:014||February 12, 2001|
|Red Hat Linux 7.0||RHSA-2001:014||February 12, 2001|
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