TITLE: Sun Grid Engine rsh Client Privilege Escalation Vulnerability
SECUNIA ADVISORY ID: SA18580
VERIFY ADVISORY: http://secunia.com/advisories/18580/
CRITICAL: Less critical
IMPACT: Privilege escalation
WHERE: Local system
SOFTWARE: Sun Grid Engine (SGE) 5.x http://secunia.com/product/2666/ Sun Grid Engine (SGE) 6.x http://secunia.com/product/6943/
DESCRIPTION: A vulnerability has been reported in Sun Grid Engine (SGE), which can be exploited by malicious, local users to gain escalated privileges.
The vulnerability is caused due to an error in the "utilbin/[arch]/rsh" client. This can be exploited by malicious users to gain root privileges.
The vulnerability has been reported in versions prior to 6.0u7_1.
SOLUTION: Update to version 6.0 Update7_1 (6.0u7_1): http://gridengine.sunsource.net/project/gridengine/download60.html
PROVIDED AND/OR DISCOVERED BY: Reported by vendor.
ORIGINAL ADVISORY: http://gridengine.sunsource.net/project/gridengine/60patches.txt
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