Scientific Linux Security Update : logwatch on SL5.x, SL6.x i386/x86_64

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Synopsis :

The remote Scientific Linux host is missing a security update.

Description :

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)

See also :

Solution :

Update the affected logwatch package.

Risk factor :

Critical / CVSS Base Score : 10.0

Family: Scientific Linux Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 60980 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2011-1018