Fedora 14 : logwatch-7.3.6-60.fc14 (2011-2328)

Critical Nessus Plugin ID 52623


The remote Fedora host is missing a security update.


This update fixes CVE-2011-1018: Privilege escalation due improper sanitization of special characters in log file names

Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding description block directly from the Fedora security advisory. Tenable has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible without introducing additional issues.


Update the affected logwatch package.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 52623

File Name: fedora_2011-2328.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.7 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2011/03/11

Modified: 2015/10/20

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Critical


Base Score: 10

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:fedoraproject:fedora:logwatch, cpe:/o:fedoraproject:fedora:14

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/RedHat/release, Host/RedHat/rpm-list

Patch Publication Date: 2011/03/01

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2011-1018

FEDORA: 2011-2328