GLSA 200704-04 OpenPBS: Multiple vulnerabilities
Posted on: 04/04/2007 12:15 AM

A new security update has been released for Gentoo Linux - OpenPBS: Multiple vulnerabilities. Here the announcement:

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory GLSA 200704-04
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http://security.gentoo.org/
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Severity: High
Title: OpenPBS: Multiple vulnerabilities
Date: April 03, 2007
Bugs: #153495
ID: 200704-04

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

Background
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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.

Affected packages
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Package / Vulnerable / Unaffected
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1 sys-cluster/openpbs lt;= 2.3.16-r4 Vulnerable!
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NOTE: Certain packages are still vulnerable. Users should migrate
to another package if one is available or wait for the
existing packages to be marked stable by their
architecture maintainers.

Description
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SUSE reported vulnerabilities due to unspecified errors in OpenPBS.

Impact
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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
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There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution
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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
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[ 1 ] CVE-2006-5616
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2006-5616

Availability
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This GLSA and any updates to it are available for viewing at
the Gentoo Security Website:

http://security.gentoo.org/glsa/glsa-200704-04.xml

Concerns?
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Security is a primary focus of Gentoo Linux and ensuring the
confidentiality and security of our users machines is of utmost
importance to us. Any security concerns should be addressed to
security@gentoo.org or alternatively, you may file a bug at
http://bugs.gentoo.org.

License
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Copyright 2007 Gentoo Foundation, Inc; referenced text
belongs to its owner(s).

The contents of this document are licensed under the
Creative Commons - Attribution / Share Alike license.

http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.5



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