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rPSA-2006-0082-1 vixie-cron
rPSA-2006-0082-1 vixie-cron

rPath Security Advisory: 2006-0082-1
Published: 2006-05-25
Products: rPath Linux 1
Rating: Critical
Exposure Level Classification:
    Local Root Deterministic Privilege Escalation
Updated Versions:


    In previous versions of the vixie-cron package, when the
    /etc/security/limits.conf file has been set up with limits for
    any user, and that user has permission to use the cron facility,
    that user can use vixie-cron to run arbitrary programs as root by
    exceeding the limits set in /etc/security/limits.conf.
    By default, rPath Linux does not include any limits configured
    in the /etc/security/limits.conf file.  The /etc/security/limits.conf
    file is provided by the pam:data component, so to determine whether
    it has been changed in any way, run the command:
    # conary verify pam:data | grep /etc/security/limits.conf

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