Debian Security Advisory

DLA-2886-1 slurm-llnl -- LTS security update

Date Reported:
17 Jan 2022
Affected Packages:
Security database references:
In the Debian bugtracking system: Bug 931880, Bug 961406, Bug 974721, Bug 988439.
In Mitre's CVE dictionary: CVE-2019-12838, CVE-2020-12693, CVE-2020-27745, CVE-2021-31215.
More information:

Multiple security issues were discovered in the Simple Linux Utility for Resource Management (SLURM), a cluster resource management and job scheduling system, which could result in denial of service, information disclosure or privilege escalation.

  • CVE-2019-12838

    SchedMD Slurm allows SQL Injection.

  • CVE-2020-12693

    In the rare case where Message Aggregation is enabled, Slurm allows Authentication Bypass via an Alternate Path or Channel. A race condition allows a user to launch a process as an arbitrary user.

  • CVE-2020-27745

    RPC Buffer Overflow in the PMIx MPI plugin.

  • CVE-2021-31215

    SchedMD Slurm allows remote code execution as SlurmUser because use of a PrologSlurmctld or EpilogSlurmctld script leads to environment mishandling.

For Debian 9 stretch, these problems have been fixed in version 16.05.9-1+deb9u5.

We recommend that you upgrade your slurm-llnl packages.

For the detailed security status of slurm-llnl please refer to its security tracker page at:

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