GLSA-201203-20 : Logwatch: Arbitrary code execution

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Synopsis :

The remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related

Description :

The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-201203-20
(Logwatch: Arbitrary code execution) does not properly sanitize log filenames against shell
metacharacters before passing them to the 'system()' function.

Impact :

A remote attacker could pass a specially crafted log filename to
Logwatch, possibly resulting in execution of arbitrary code with root
privileges or a Denial of Service condition.

Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.

See also :

Solution :

All Logwatch users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=sys-apps/logwatch-7.4.0'

Risk factor :

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

Family: Gentoo Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 59612 ()

Bugtraq ID: 46554

CVE ID: CVE-2011-1018