Security Advisory Moderate: condor security update

Advisory: RHSA-2009:1689-1
Type: Security Advisory
Severity: Moderate
Issued on: 2009-12-21
Last updated on: 2009-12-21
Affected Products: Red Hat Enterprise MRG v1 for Red Hat Enterprise Linux (version 5)
CVEs ( CVE-2009-4133


Updated condor packages that fix one security issue are now available for
Red Hat Enterprise MRG 1.2 for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.

This update has been rated as having moderate security impact by the Red
Hat Security Response Team.

Condor is a specialized workload management system for compute-intensive
jobs. It provides a job queuing mechanism, scheduling policy, priority
scheme, and resource monitoring and management.

A flaw was found in the way Condor managed jobs. This could allow a user
that is authorized to submit jobs into Condor to queue a job as if it were
submitted by a different local user, potentially leading to unauthorized
access to that user's account. (CVE-2009-4133)

Note: Condor will not run jobs as root; therefore, this flaw cannot lead to
a compromise of the root user account.

All Red Hat Enterprise MRG 1.2 users are advised to upgrade to these
updated packages, which contain a backported patch to correct this issue.
Condor must be restarted for the update to take effect.


Before applying this update, make sure that all previously-released
errata relevant to your system have been applied.

This update is available via Red Hat Network. Details on how to use
the Red Hat Network to apply this update are available at

Updated packages

Red Hat Enterprise MRG v1 for Red Hat Enterprise Linux (version 5)

File outdated by:  RHBA-2011:0217
    MD5: cbf00b6eb9de613737a51b93556d5e7c
File outdated by:  RHBA-2011:0217
    MD5: 3c61920c829fa7753034cab25bea0f73
File outdated by:  RHBA-2011:0217
    MD5: b4c61a7b2d694e09182bd5716cb9bce4
condor-qmf-plugins-7.4.1-0.7.1.el5.i386.rpm     MD5: 52c555ac30dceb840e56c4035a1d3ae6
File outdated by:  RHBA-2011:0217
    MD5: 30fc5ff0bb3b1809a5761286bc4aa995
File outdated by:  RHBA-2011:0217
    MD5: cde4e3eaa9a4d6d79a5111e2b17cfc1d
File outdated by:  RHBA-2011:0217
    MD5: d824586ded0850c6ec2a8b16f5c2a6b8
condor-qmf-plugins-7.4.1-0.7.1.el5.x86_64.rpm     MD5: c291cc5f443210c4979dc9e807d27a90
File outdated by:  RHBA-2011:0217
    MD5: 53964fb6afead8dc86f00a544bd33a71
(The unlinked packages above are only available from the Red Hat Network)

Bugs fixed (see bugzilla for more information)

544371 - CVE-2009-4133 Condor: queue super user cannot drop privs


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