Scientific Linux Security Update : logrotate on SL6.x i386/x86_64

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 61004


The remote Scientific Linux host is missing a security update.


A 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)


Update the affected logrotate package.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 61004

File Name: sl_20110331_logrotate_on_SL6_x.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.2 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2012/08/01

Modified: 2014/08/16

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 6.9

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: x-cpe:/o:fermilab:scientific_linux

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

Patch Publication Date: 2011/03/31

Reference Information

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