Debian Security Advisory

DSA-3149-1 condor -- security update

Date Reported:
02 Feb 2015
Affected Packages:
Security database references:
In the Debian bugtracking system: Bug 775276.
In Mitre's CVE dictionary: CVE-2014-8126.
More information:

Florian Weimer, of Red Hat Product Security, discovered an issue in condor, a distributed workload management system. Upon job completion, it can optionally notify a user by sending an email; the mailx invocation used in that process allowed for any authenticated user able to submit jobs, to execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the condor user.

For the stable distribution (wheezy), this problem has been fixed in version 7.8.2~dfsg.1-1+deb7u3.

For the upcoming stable distribution (jessie) and unstable distribution (sid), this problem has been fixed in version 8.2.3~dfsg.1-6.

We recommend that you upgrade your condor packages.