Ubuntu 8.04 LTS / 9.10 / 10.04 LTS / 10.10 : logwatch vulnerability (USN-1078-1)

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2011-2013 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2011-2013 Tenable Network Security, Inc.

Synopsis :

The remote Ubuntu host is missing a security-related patch.

Description :

Dominik George discovered that logwatch did not properly sanitize log
file names that were passed to the shell as part of a command. If a
remote attacker were able to generate specially crafted filenames (for
example, via Samba logging), they could execute arbitrary code with
root privileges.

Solution :

Update the affected logwatch package.

Risk factor :

Critical / CVSS Base Score : 10.0
CVSS Temporal Score : 7.8
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 52480 ()

Bugtraq ID: 46554

CVE ID: CVE-2011-1018