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Title:       EGI SVG Advisory [TLP:WHITE] 'HIGH' risk SLURM vulnerability CVE-2016-10030 [EGI-SVG-CVE-2016-10030] 

Date:        2017-01-10  

Affected software and risk

'HIGH' risk vulnerability concerning SLURM workload manager prolog script, which may allow a user 
to assume control of an arbitrary file on the system.

Package : SLURM
CVE ID  : CVE-2016-10030

Actions required/recommended

Sites running SLURM are recommended to update relevant components as soon as possible if they have not done so already.

Affected software details

This is fixed in SLURM versions 15.08.13 and 16.05.8 

All versions in use prior to these versions are likely to be affected, as the issue was introduced in 2005.

More information

See [R 1] [R 2]

This vulnerability in the SLURM workload manager prolog script allows a user to assume 
control of an arbitrary file on the system and allow privilege escalation. 

While this is potentially serious, it is considered by the SVG to be quite difficult 
to exploit in the EGI environment. 


See [R 1]

Component installation information

Sites should see [R 1].


** WHITE information - Unlimited distribution - see for distribution restrictions***                       

Minor updates may be made without re-distribution to the sites


Comments or questions should be sent to svg-rat  at

If you find or become aware of a vulnerability which is relevant to EGI you may report it by e-mail to  

report-vulnerability at
the EGI Software Vulnerability Group will take a look.  


[R 1]

[R 2]

[R 3]


SVG was alerted to this vulnerability by Barbara Krasovec.  
Additionally alerts from   Dominik Bartkiewicz and Marcin Stolarek. 

Yyyy-mm-dd  [EGI-SVG-2017-CVE-2016-10030] 

2017-01-06 EGI SVG alerted to this issue by Barbara Krasovec. 
2017-01-06 Acknowledgement from the EGI SVG to the reporter
2017-01-06 Investigation of vulnerability and relevance to EGI carried out
2017-01-09 EGI SVG Risk Assessment completed 
2017-01-10 Advisory/Alert sent to sites


This advisory has been prepared as part of the effort to fulfil EGI SVG's purpose 
"To minimize the risk to the EGI infrastructure arising from software vulnerabilities"

The risk is that assessed by the group, according to the EGI SVG issue handling procedure [R 3]  
in the context of how the software is used in the EGI infrastructure. It is the opinion of the group, 
we do not guarantee it to be correct. The risk may also be higher or lower in other deployments 
depending on how the software is used.   

Others may re-use this information provided they:-

1) Respect the provided TLP classification

2) Credit the EGI Software Vulnerability Group

On behalf of the EGI SVG,

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