SuSE 10 Security Update : logrotate (ZYPP Patch Number 7534)

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Synopsis :

The remote SuSE 10 host is missing a security-related patch.

Description :

This update for logrotate provides the following fixes :

- Race condition in the createOutputFile function in
logrotate allows local users to read log data by opening
a file before the intended permissions are in place
(CVE-2011-1098). (bnc#677336)

- The writeState function in logrotate might allow
context-dependent attackers to cause a denial of service
(rotation outage) via a (1) \n (newline) or (2) \
(backslash) character in a log filename, as demonstrated
by a filename that is automatically constructed on the
basis of a hostname or virtual machine name
(CVE-2011-1155). (bnc#679662)

- In addition, the missingok option has been improved

See also :

http://support.novell.com/security/cve/CVE-2011-1098.html
http://support.novell.com/security/cve/CVE-2011-1155.html

Solution :

Apply ZYPP patch number 7534.

Risk factor :

Low / CVSS Base Score : 1.9
(CVSS2#AV:L/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:N/A:N)

Family: SuSE Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 54829 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2011-1098
CVE-2011-1155