GLSA-201206-36 : logrotate: Multiple vulnerabilities

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 59709


The remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related patches.


The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-201206-36 (logrotate: Multiple vulnerabilities)

Multiple vulnerabilities have been discovered in logrotate. Please review the CVE identifiers referenced below for details.
Impact :

A local attacker could use this flaw to truncate arbitrary system file, to change file owner or mode on arbitrary system files, to conduct symlink attacks and send arbitrary system files, to execute arbitrary system commands, to cause abort in subsequent logrotate runs, to disclose sensitive information, to execute arbitrary code or cause a Denial of Service condition.
Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.


All logrotate users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=app-admin/logrotate-3.8.0'

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 59709

File Name: gentoo_GLSA-201206-36.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.7 $

Type: local

Published: 2012/06/26

Modified: 2016/05/16

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 6.9

Temporal Score: 6

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:ND/RL:OF/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:gentoo:linux:logrotate, cpe:/o:gentoo:linux

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/Gentoo/release, Host/Gentoo/qpkg-list

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2012/06/25

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2011-1098, CVE-2011-1154, CVE-2011-1155, CVE-2011-1549

BID: 47103, 47107, 47108, 47170

OSVDB: 73707, 73708, 73709, 74754, 75258

GLSA: 201206-36