Oracle Linux 5 / 6 : logwatch (ELSA-2011-0324)

Critical Nessus Plugin ID 68219


The remote Oracle Linux host is missing a security update.


From Red Hat Security Advisory 2011:0324 :

An updated logwatch package that fixes one security issue is now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 and 6.

The Red Hat Security Response Team has rated this update as having important security impact. A Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) base score, which gives a detailed severity rating, is available from the CVE link in the References section.

Logwatch is a customizable log analysis system. Logwatch parses through your system's logs for a given period of time and creates a report analyzing areas that you specify, in as much detail as you require.

A flaw was found in the way Logwatch processed log files. If an attacker were able to create a log file with a malicious file name, it could result in arbitrary code execution with the privileges of the root user when that log file is analyzed by Logwatch. (CVE-2011-1018)

Users of logwatch should upgrade to this updated package, which contains a backported patch to resolve this issue.


Update the affected logwatch package.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 68219

File Name: oraclelinux_ELSA-2011-0324.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.4 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2013/07/12

Modified: 2015/12/01

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Critical


Base Score: 10

Temporal Score: 7.8

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:logwatch, cpe:/o:oracle:linux:5, cpe:/o:oracle:linux:6

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

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2011/03/08

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2011-1018

BID: 46554

OSVDB: 71358

RHSA: 2011:0324