SuSE 10 Security Update : logrotate (ZYPP Patch Number 7533)
Low Nessus Plugin ID 57224
SynopsisThe remote SuSE 10 host is missing a security-related patch.
DescriptionThis 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)
SolutionApply ZYPP patch number 7533.