Fcron: Multiple vulnerabilities — GLSA 200411-27

Multiple vulnerabilities in Fcron can allow a local user to potentially cause a Denial of Service.

Affected Packages

sys-process/fcron on all architectures
Affected versions <= 2.9.5
Unaffected versions revision >= 2.0.2, >= 2.9.5.1

Background

Fcron is a command scheduler with extended capabilities over cron and anacron.

Description

Due to design errors in the fcronsighup program, Fcron may allow a local user to bypass access restrictions (CAN-2004-1031), view the contents of root owned files (CAN-2004-1030), remove arbitrary files or create empty files (CAN-2004-1032), and send a SIGHUP to any process. A vulnerability also exists in fcrontab which may allow local users to view the contents of fcron.allow and fcron.deny (CAN-2004-1033).

Impact

A local attacker could exploit these vulnerabilities to perform a Denial of Service on the system running Fcron.

Workaround

Make sure the fcronsighup and fcrontab binaries are only executable by trusted users.

Resolution

All Fcron users should upgrade to the latest version:

 # emerge --sync
 # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=sys-process/fcron-2.0.2"

References

Release Date
November 18, 2004

Latest Revision
November 18, 2004: 01

Severity
normal

Exploitable
local

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