openSUSE Security Update : logwatch (openSUSE-SU-2011:0242-1)

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Synopsis :

The remote openSUSE host is missing a security update.

Description :

The update of logwatch improves the input validation. Before it was
possible by an attacker to use special characters in a log-file to
execute arbitrary commands. (CVSS v2 Base Score: 8.5
(AV:N/AC:M/Au:S/C:C/I:C/A:C))

See also :

http://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse-updates/2011-03/msg00032.html
https://bugzilla.novell.com/show_bug.cgi?id=674984

Solution :

Update the affected logwatch package.

Risk factor :

Critical / CVSS Base Score : 10.0
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)

Family: SuSE Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 75639 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2011-1018

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