|Bugzilla:||565809: CVE-2010-0424 vixie-cron, cronie: Race condition by setting timestamp of user's crontab file, when editing the file|
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.
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.
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Red Hat security errata
|Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 5 (vixie-cron)||RHSA-2012:0304||February 21, 2012|
Red Hat would like to thank Dan Rosenberg for reporting this issue.
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