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CVE-2010-0424

Impact: Low
Public: 2010-02-18
Bugzilla: 565809: CVE-2010-0424 vixie-cron, cronie: Race condition by setting timestamp of user's crontab file, when editing the file

Details

The MITRE CVE dictionary describes this issue as:

The edit_cmd function in crontab.c in (1) cronie before 1.4.4 and (2) Vixie cron (vixie-cron) allows local users to change the modification times of arbitrary files, and consequently cause a denial of service, via a symlink attack on a temporary file in the /tmp directory.

Find out more about CVE-2010-0424 from the MITRE CVE dictionary and NIST NVD.

Statement

Red Hat is aware of this issue and is tracking it via the following bug: https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=CVE-2010-0424

The Red Hat Security Response Team has rated this issue as having low security impact, a future update may address this flaw.

CVSS v2 metrics

Base Score: 3.6
Base Metrics: AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:P/A:P
Access Vector: Local
Access Complexity: Low
Authentication: None
Confidentiality Impact: None
Integrity Impact: Partial
Availability Impact: Partial

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Red Hat security errata

Platform Errata Release Date
Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 5 (vixie-cron) RHSA-2012:0304 February 21, 2012

External References

Acknowledgements

Red Hat would like to thank Dan Rosenberg for reporting this issue.

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