GLSA-201206-36 : logrotate: Multiple vulnerabilities

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Synopsis :

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

Description :

The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-201206-36
(logrotate: Multiple vulnerabilities)

Multiple vulnerabilities have been discovered in logrotate. Please
review the CVE identifiers referenced below for details.

Impact :

A local attacker could use this flaw to truncate arbitrary system file,
to change file owner or mode on arbitrary system files, to conduct
symlink attacks and send arbitrary system files, to execute arbitrary
system commands, to cause abort in subsequent logrotate runs, to disclose
sensitive information, to execute arbitrary code or cause a Denial of
Service condition.

Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.

See also :

http://www.gentoo.org/security/en/glsa/glsa-201206-36.xml

Solution :

All logrotate users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=app-admin/logrotate-3.8.0'

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 6.9
(CVSS2#AV:L/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)
CVSS Temporal Score : 5.7
(CVSS2#E:F/RL:OF/RC:ND)
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Gentoo Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 59709 ()

Bugtraq ID: 47103
47107
47108
47170

CVE ID: CVE-2011-1098
CVE-2011-1154
CVE-2011-1155
CVE-2011-1549