Public Date:
919401: CVE-2013-4255 condor: condor_startd DoS when parsing policy definition that evaluates to ERROR or UNDEFINED

The MITRE CVE dictionary describes this issue as:

The policy definition evaluator in Condor 7.5.4, 8.0.0, and earlier does not properly handle attributes in a (1) PREEMPT, (2) SUSPEND, (3) CONTINUE, (4) WANT_VACATE, or (5) KILL policy that evaluate to an Unconfigured, Undefined, or Error state, which allows remote authenticated users to cause a denial of service (condor_startd exit) via a crafted job.

Find out more about CVE-2013-4255 from the MITRE CVE dictionary dictionary and NIST NVD.


Red Hat Enterprise MRG 1:
This vulnerability has been rated as having a security impact of Moderate. After evaluation and in accordance with the criteria noted in the product support life cycle, there are no plans to address this issue in an upcoming release. Please contact Red Hat Support for further information.

CVSS v2 metrics

Base Score 4.3
Base Metrics AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P
Access Vector Network
Access Complexity Medium
Authentication None
Confidentiality Impact None
Integrity Impact None
Availability Impact Partial

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Red Hat Security Errata

Platform Errata Release Date
Red Hat MRG Grid for RHEL 6 Server v.2 (condor) RHSA-2013:1172 2013-08-21
Red Hat MRG Grid Execute Node for RHEL 6 ComputeNode v.2 (condor) RHSA-2013:1172 2013-08-21
MRG Grid for RHEL 5 Server v.2 (condor) RHSA-2013:1171 2013-08-21

Affected Packages State

Platform Package State
Red Hat Enterprise MRG 1 condor Will not fix
Unless explicitly stated as not affected, all previous versions of packages in any minor update stream of a product listed here should be assumed vulnerable, although may not have been subject to full analysis.


This issue was found by Matthew Farrellee of Red Hat.
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