Debian Security Advisory
DSA-2796-1 torque -- arbitrary code execution
- Date Reported:
- 13 Nov 2013
- Affected Packages:
- Security database references:
- In the Debian bugtracking system: Bug 729333.
In Mitre's CVE dictionary: CVE-2013-4495.
- More information:
Matt Ezell from Oak Ridge National Labs reported a vulnerability in torque, a PBS-derived batch processing queueing system.
A user could submit executable shell commands on the tail of what is passed with the -M switch for qsub. This was later passed to a pipe, making it possible for these commands to be executed as root on the pbs_server.
For the oldstable distribution (squeeze), this problem has been fixed in version 2.4.8+dfsg-9squeeze3.
For the stable distribution (wheezy), this problem has been fixed in version 2.4.16+dfsg-1+deb7u2.
For the unstable distribution (sid), this problem has been fixed in version 2.4.16+dfsg-1.3.
We recommend that you upgrade your torque packages.