How to Buy
This script is Copyright (C) 2011-2017 Tenable Network Security, Inc.
The remote Red Hat host is missing a security update.
An updated logwatch package that fixes one security issue is now
available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 and 6.
The Red Hat Security Response Team has rated this update as having
important security impact. A Common Vulnerability Scoring System
(CVSS) base score, which gives a detailed severity rating, is
available from the CVE link in the References section.
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 flaw was found in the way Logwatch processed log files. If an
attacker were able to create a log file with a malicious file name, it
could result in arbitrary code execution with the privileges of the
root user when that log file is analyzed by Logwatch. (CVE-2011-1018)
Users of logwatch should upgrade to this updated package, which
contains a backported patch to resolve this issue.
See also :
Update the affected logwatch package.
Risk factor :
Critical / CVSS Base Score : 10.0
CVSS Temporal Score : 7.8
Public Exploit Available : true
Family: Red Hat Local Security Checks
Nessus Plugin ID: 52578 ()
Bugtraq ID: 46554
CVE ID: CVE-2011-1018
Get Nessus Professional to scan unlimited IPs, run compliance checks & more
The cookie settings on this website are set to 'allow all cookies' to give you the very best website experience. If you continue without changing these settings, you consent to this - but if you want, you can opt out of all cookies by clicking below.