Clusterresources TORQUE Resource Manager up to 2.4.7 PBS_O_HOST improper authentication

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A vulnerability was found in Clusterresources TORQUE Resource Manager up to 2.4.7. It has been classified as critical. Affected is an unknown functionality. The manipulation of the argument PBS_O_HOST with an unknown input leads to a improper authentication vulnerability. CWE is classifying the issue as CWE-287. When an actor claims to have a given identity, the software does not prove or insufficiently proves that the claim is correct. This is going to have an impact on confidentiality, integrity, and availability. CVE summarizes:

Terascale Open-Source Resource and Queue Manager (aka TORQUE Resource Manager) 3.0.1 and earlier allows remote attackers to bypass host-based authentication and submit arbitrary jobs via a modified PBS_O_HOST variable to the qsub program.

The weakness was published 08/15/2011 by Bartlomiej Balcerek (Website). The advisory is available at This vulnerability is traded as CVE-2011-2907 since 07/27/2011. The exploitability is told to be easy. It is possible to launch the attack remotely. The exploitation doesn't require any form of authentication. Technical details are known, but there is no available exploit.

The vulnerability scanner Nessus provides a plugin with the ID 80268 (GLSA-201412-47 : TORQUE Resource Manager: Multiple vulnerabilities), which helps to determine the existence of the flaw in a target environment. It is assigned to the family Gentoo Local Security Checks.

There is no information about possible countermeasures known. It may be suggested to replace the affected object with an alternative product.

The vulnerability is also documented in the databases at X-Force (69138) and Tenable (80268). Similar entries are available at 59916 and 57787.




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VulDB Base Score: 7.3
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Class: Improper authentication
CWE: CWE-287
ATT&CK: Unknown

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Remote: Yes

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Status: Unproven

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Nessus ID: 80268
Nessus Name: GLSA-201412-47 : TORQUE Resource Manager: Multiple vulnerabilities
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OpenVAS ID: 18627
OpenVAS Name: Gentoo Linux Local Check:
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Researcher: Bartlomiej Balcerek
Status: Not defined
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CVE: CVE-2011-2907 (🔍)
X-Force: 69138 - TORQUE Resource Manager PBS_O_HOST security bypass
SecurityFocus: 49119 - Torque Server Security Bypass Vulnerability
Secunia: 45524 - TORQUE Resource Manager Authentication Bypass Vulnerability, Less Critical

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Created: 03/23/2015 04:50 PM
Updated: 11/18/2021 12:16 AM
Changes: 03/23/2015 04:50 PM (64), 01/15/2018 11:47 AM (4), 11/18/2021 12:16 AM (3)
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