Public Date:
893661: CVE-2012-6097 cronie: fd leak in 1.4.8

The MITRE CVE dictionary describes this issue as:

File descriptor leak in cronie 1.4.8, when running in certain environments, might allow local users to read restricted files, as demonstrated by reading /etc/crontab.

Find out more about CVE-2012-6097 from the MITRE CVE dictionary dictionary and NIST NVD.


Not vulnerable. This issue did not affect the versions of cronie as shipped with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.

CVSS v2 metrics

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

Base Score 2.1
Base Metrics AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:N/A:N
Access Vector Local
Access Complexity Low
Authentication None
Confidentiality Impact Partial
Integrity Impact None
Availability Impact None

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Affected Packages State

Platform Package State
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 cronie Not affected