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

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2011-2016 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2011-2016 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.

Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding
description block directly from the Ubuntu security advisory. Tenable
has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible
without introducing additional issues.

Solution :

Update the affected logwatch package.

Risk factor :

Critical / CVSS Base Score : 10.0
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)
CVSS Temporal Score : 7.8
(CVSS2#E:POC/RL:OF/RC:C)
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 52480 ()

Bugtraq ID: 46554

CVE ID: CVE-2011-1018