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Debian Security Advisory 2472-1

Debian Security Advisory 2472-1
Posted May 16, 2012
Authored by Debian | Site debian.org

Debian Linux Security Advisory 2472-1 - 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.

tags | advisory, root
systems | linux, debian
advisories | CVE-2012-0208
MD5 | 404ac289a0a3e0a879f7482cff2d8767

Debian Security Advisory 2472-1

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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
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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/

Mailing list: debian-security-announce@lists.debian.org
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