RHEL 2.1 : logwatch (RHSA-2005:364)

This script is Copyright (C) 2005-2014 Tenable Network Security, Inc.

Synopsis :

The remote Red Hat host is missing a security update.

Description :

An updated logwatch package that fixes a denial of service issue is
now available.

This update has been rated as having moderate security impact by the
Red Hat Security Response Team.

LogWatch is a customizable log analysis system. LogWatch parses
through your system's logs for a given period of time and creates a
report analyzing areas that you specify, in as much detail as you

A bug was found in the logwatch secure script. If an attacker is able
to inject an arbitrary string into the /var/log/secure file, it is
possible to prevent logwatch from detecting malicious activity. The
Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has
assigned the name CVE-2005-1061 to this issue.

All users of logwatch are advised to upgrade to this updated package,
which contain backported fixes for this issue.

See also :


Solution :

Update the affected logwatch package.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 5.0

Family: Red Hat Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 18094 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2005-1061