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Debian: Security update for Grid Engine

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. Updated packages are available from security.debian.org.

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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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