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USN-4781-2: Slurm vulnerabilities

1 February 2023

Several security issues were fixed in Slurm.

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Releases

Packages

  • slurm-llnl - Simple Linux Utility for Resource Management

Details

USN-4781-1 fixed several vulnerabilities in Slurm. This update provides
the corresponding updates for Ubuntu 14.04 ESM (CVE-2016-10030) and
Ubuntu 16.04 ESM (CVE-2018-10995).

Original advisory details:

It was discovered that Slurm incorrectly handled certain messages
between the daemon and the user. An attacker could possibly use this
issue to assume control of an arbitrary file on the system. This
issue only affected Ubuntu 16.04 ESM.
(CVE-2016-10030)

It was discovered that Slurm mishandled SPANK environment variables.
An attacker could possibly use this issue to gain elevated privileges.
This issue only affected Ubuntu 16.04 ESM. (CVE-2017-15566)

It was discovered that Slurm mishandled certain SQL queries. A local
attacker could use this issue to gain elevated privileges. This
issue only affected Ubuntu 14.04 ESM, Ubuntu 16.04 ESM and
Ubuntu 18.04 ESM. (CVE-2018-7033)

It was discovered that Slurm mishandled user names and group ids. A local
attacker could use this issue to gain administrative privileges.
This issue only affected Ubuntu 14.04 ESM and Ubuntu 18.04 ESM.
(CVE-2018-10995)

It was discovered that Slurm mishandled 23-bit systems. A local attacker
could use this to gain administrative privileges. This issue only affected
Ubuntu 14.04 ESM, Ubuntu 16.04 ESM and Ubuntu 18.04 ESM. (CVE-2019-6438)

It was discovered that Slurm incorrectly handled certain inputs
when Message Aggregation is enabled. An attacker could possibly
use this issue to launch a process as an arbitrary user.
This issue only affected Ubuntu 16.04 ESM, Ubuntu 18.04 ESM
and Ubuntu 20.04 ESM. (CVE-2020-12693)

It was discovered that Slurm incorrectly handled certain RPC inputs.
An attacker could possibly use this issue to execute arbitrary code.
This issue only affected Ubuntu 18.04 ESM and Ubuntu 20.04 ESM.
(CVE-2020-27745)

Jonas Stare discovered that Slurm exposes sensitive information related
to the X protocol. An attacker could possibly use this issue to obtain
a graphical session from an arbitrary user. This issue only affected
Ubuntu 18.04 ESM and Ubuntu 20.04 ESM. (CVE-2020-27746)

It was discovered that Slurm incorrectly handled environment parameters.
An attacker could possibly use this issue to execute arbitrary code.
(CVE-2021-31215)

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Update instructions

The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following package versions:

Ubuntu 16.04
Ubuntu 14.04

In general, a standard system update will make all the necessary changes.

Related notices

  • USN-4781-1: slurm-wlm-emulator, slurm-wlm-torque, slurmctld, libslurmdb29, slurm-llnl-slurmdbd, slurm-client-emulator, slurm-wlm, libslurm-perl, libslurmdb-dev, libpmi2-0, slurm-llnl-doc, slurm-client, libslurm29, libslurm32, slurm-wlm-basic-plugins, slurm-llnl-basic-plugins-dev, sview, slurm-llnl-sview, libslurm34, libslurmdb-perl, slurm-llnl-basic-plugins, libslurmdb32, libslurmdb26, libslurm-dev, libpmi0, libpam-slurm-adopt, slurm-wlm-doc, slurm-llnl-torque, libpam-slurm, libpmi2-0-dev, slurmdbd, slurm-wlm-basic-plugins-dev, libslurm26, slurm-llnl, libpmi0-dev, slurmd