OpenPBS: Multiple vulnerabilities — GLSA 200704-04

OpenPBS contains unspecified vulnerabilities which may allow for the remote execution of arbitrary code or a Denial of Service.

Affected Packages

sys-cluster/openpbs on all architectures
Affected versions <= 2.3.16-r4
Unaffected versions

Background

OpenPBS is the original version of the Portable Batch System. It is a flexible batch queueing system developed for NASA in the early to mid-1990s.

Description

SUSE reported vulnerabilities due to unspecified errors in OpenPBS.

Impact

By unspecified attack vectors an attacker might be able execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the user running openpbs, which might be the root user.

Workaround

There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution

OpenPBS has been masked in the Portage tree for replacement by Torque. All OpenPBS users should unmerge OpenPBS and switch to Torque.

 
 # emerge --ask --unmerge sys-cluster/openpbs
 # emerge --sync
 # emerge --ask --verbose sys-cluster/torque

References

Release Date
April 03, 2007

Latest Revision
April 03, 2007: 01

Severity
high

Exploitable
remote, local

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