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[DSA054] DSA-054-1 cron Vulnerability Scan
Vulnerability Scan Summary
Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Test
A recent (fall 2000) security fix to cron introduced an error in giving
up rights before invoking the editor. This was discovered by Sebastian
Krahmer from SuSE. A malicious user could easily gain root access.
This has been fixed in version 3.0pl1-57.3 (or 3.0pl1-67 for unstable).
No exploits are known to exist, but we recommend that you upgrade your
cron packages immediately.
Solution : http://www.debian.org/security/2001/dsa-054
Threat Level: High
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