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[Condor-users] [Condor-world] Condor 6.7.18 released!
- Date: Sat, 29 Apr 2006 20:32:34 -0000
- From: Greg Quinn <gquinn@xxxxxxxxxxx>
- Subject: [Condor-users] [Condor-world] Condor 6.7.18 released!
The Condor Team is pleased to announce the release of Condor 6.7.18.
This release features important security fixes and many other
improvements, including Kerberos support for Windows enabling
cross-platform authentication, the ability to run jobs as the submitting
user on Windows, and a port to HPUX11. We strongly recommend sites
running earlier versions of Condor in the 6.7 development series upgrade
to 6.7.18 as soon as feasible.
See the Version History and Release Notes in the 6.7.18 Condor manual
The following information describing the security fixes is included from
the release notes:
A security team at UW-Madison is conducting an ongoing security audit
of the Condor system and has identified a few important
vulnerabilities. Condor versions 6.6.11 and 6.7.18 fix these security
problems and other bugs. There have been no reported exploits, but
all sites are urged to upgrade immediately.
The Condor Team will publish detailed reports of these vulnerabilities
on 2006-04-24, four weeks from the date when the fixes were first
released (2006-03-27). This will allow all sites time to upgrade
before enough information to exploit these bugs is widely available.
Summary of vulnerabilities fixed in this release:
* Bugs in previous versions of Condor could allow any user who can
submit jobs on a machine to gain access to the "condor" account (or
whatever non-privileged user the Condor daemons are running as).
This bug can not be exploited remotely, only by users already logged
onto a submit machine in the Condor pool.
* The security of the "condor_config_val -set" feature was found to be
insufficient, so this feature is now disabled by default. There are
new configuration settings to enable this feature in a secure
manner. Please read the descriptions of ENABLE_RUNTIME_CONFIG,
ENABLE_PERSISTENT_CONFIG and PERSISTENT_CONFIG_DIR in the example
configuration file shipped with the latest Condor releases, or in
the Condor manual.
The Condor Team
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