[SECURITY] [DSA 2472-1] gridengine security update

ID DEBIAN:DSA-2472-1:F65D8
Type debian
Reporter Debian
Modified 2012-05-16T05:54:05


Debian Security Advisory DSA-2472-1 security@debian.org http://www.debian.org/security/ Florian Weimer May 15, 2012 http://www.debian.org/security/faq

Package : gridengine Vulnerability : privilege escalation Problem type : remote Debian-specific: no CVE ID : CVE-2012-0208

Dave Love discovered that users who are allowed to submit jobs to a Grid Engine installation can escalate their privileges to root because the environment is not properly sanitized before creating processes.

For the stable distribution (squeeze), this problem has been fixed in version 6.2u5-1squeeze1.

For the unstable distribution (sid), this problem has been fixed in version 6.2u5-6.

We recommend that you upgrade your gridengine packages.

Further information about Debian Security Advisories, how to apply these updates to your system and frequently asked questions can be found at: http://www.debian.org/security/

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