Debian Security Advisory

DSA-4023-1 slurm-llnl -- security update

Date Reported:
07 Nov 2017
Affected Packages:
Security database references:
In the Debian bugtracking system: Bug 880530.
In Mitre's CVE dictionary: CVE-2017-15566.
More information:

Ryan Day discovered that the Simple Linux Utility for Resource Management (SLURM), a cluster resource management and job scheduling system, does not properly handle SPANK environment variables, allowing a user permitted to submit jobs to execute code as root during the Prolog or Epilog. All systems using a Prolog or Epilog script are vulnerable, regardless of whether SPANK plugins are in use.

For the stable distribution (stretch), this problem has been fixed in version 16.05.9-1+deb9u1.

For the unstable distribution (sid), this problem has been fixed in version 17.02.9-1.

We recommend that you upgrade your slurm-llnl packages.