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Bug 5616 - vixie-cron exploit, revisited
Summary: vixie-cron exploit, revisited
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: crontabs
Version: 5.2
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Crutcher Dunnavant
QA Contact:
Depends On:
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Reported: 1999-10-06 03:38 UTC by benny
Modified: 2008-05-01 15:37 UTC (History)
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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2001-04-10 22:01:17 UTC

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Description benny 1999-10-06 03:38:41 UTC
I hope this has not already been fixed, because I would
feel like an idiot.

I just upgraded my vixie-cron package from the standard
5.2 install version (I'm sorry, I don't have the version
number handy) to vixie-cron-3.0.1-37.  Supposedly, the
recently-released exploit(s) for this have been fixed.

The "Michal Zalewski" exploit still works, and works
perfectly on this release of vixie-cron.

This was the latest version on that I

It handed me a rootshell within about 20 seconds.  I
thought that this vulnerability was fixed?


Comment 1 Bill Nottingham 1999-10-06 15:05:59 UTC
Did you restart the cron daemon after upgrading to the errata

Comment 2 Bill Nottingham 1999-10-06 17:00:59 UTC
After further review, the -37 package is OK.

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