SuSE 10 Security Update : logrotate (ZYPP Patch Number 7533)

Low Nessus Plugin ID 57224


The remote SuSE 10 host is missing a security-related patch.


This update for logrotate provides the following fixes :

- Race condition in the createOutputFile function in logrotate allows local users to read log data by opening a file before the intended permissions are in place.
(bnc#677336 / CVE-2011-1098)

- The writeState function in logrotate might allow context-dependent attackers to cause a denial of service (rotation outage) via a (1) \n (newline) or (2) \ (backslash) character in a log filename, as demonstrated by a filename that is automatically constructed on the basis of a hostname or virtual machine name. (bnc#679662 / CVE-2011-1155)


Apply ZYPP patch number 7533.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Low

ID: 57224

File Name: suse_logrotate-7533.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.3 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2011/12/13

Modified: 2012/10/03

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Low


Base Score: 1.9

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/o:suse:suse_linux

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

Patch Publication Date: 2011/05/18

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2011-1098, CVE-2011-1155