Scientific Linux Security Update : logrotate on SL6.x i386/x86_64
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 61004
SynopsisThe remote Scientific Linux host is missing a security update.
DescriptionA shell command injection flaw was found in the way logrotate handled the shred directive. A specially crafted log file could cause logrotate to execute arbitrary commands with the privileges of the user running logrotate (root, by default). Note: The shred directive is not enabled by default. (CVE-2011-1154)
A race condition flaw was found in the way logrotate applied permissions when creating new log files. In some specific configurations, a local attacker could use this flaw to open new log files before logrotate applies the final permissions, possibly leading to the disclosure of sensitive information. (CVE-2011-1098)
An input sanitization flaw was found in logrotate. A log file with a specially crafted file name could cause logrotate to abort when attempting to process that file a subsequent time. (CVE-2011-1155)
SolutionUpdate the affected logrotate package.