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860850: CVE-2012-4462 condor: DoS when removing jobs via when job id is in square brackets

The MITRE CVE dictionary describes this issue as:

aviary/ in Condor, as used in Red Hat Enterprise MRG 2.3, when removing a job, allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (condor_schedd restart) via square brackets in the cproc option.

Find out more about CVE-2012-4462 from the MITRE CVE dictionary dictionary and NIST NVD.


The Red Hat Security Response Team has rated this issue as having low security impact. A future update may address this issue. For additional information, refer to the Issue Severity Classification:

CVSS v2 metrics

NOTE: The following CVSS v2 metrics and score provided are preliminary and subject to review.

Base Score 3.5
Base Metrics AV:N/AC:M/Au:S/C:N/I:N/A:P
Access Vector Network
Access Complexity Medium
Authentication Single
Confidentiality Impact None
Integrity Impact None
Availability Impact Partial

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Red Hat Security Errata

Platform Errata Release Date
MRG Grid Execute Node for RHEL 6 ComputeNode v.2 (condor) RHSA-2013:0565 2013-03-06
MRG Grid for RHEL 5 Server v.2 (condor) RHSA-2013:0564 2013-03-06
MRG Grid for RHEL 6 Server v.2 (condor) RHSA-2013:0565 2013-03-06


This issue was discovered by Daniel Horak of the Red Hat Enterprise MRG Quality Engineering Team.