[Full-disclosure] Re: crontab from vixie-cron allows read other users crontabs
From: Richard Moore (rich_at_westpoint.ltd.uk)
Date: Wed, 06 Apr 2005 17:51:46 +0100 To: Karol Wiêsek <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Karol Wiêsek wrote:
> but also checks entrys, so attacker is only able to read properly
> formated crontab files (another users crontabs).
It should be noted that files other than crontabs are valid
files as far as cron is concerned. This is because crontabs
may contain variable assignments and comments. This means
that it may be possible to read other configuration files
or scripts that confirm to the syntax used by cron.
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