[SA18580] Sun Grid Engine rsh Client Privilege Escalation Vulnerability

2006-01-24T00:00:00
ID SECURITYVULNS:DOC:11167
Type securityvulns
Reporter Securityvulns
Modified 2006-01-24T00:00:00

Description

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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