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RHSA-2011:0324: logwatch security update

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RHSA-2011:0324: logwatch security update

Severity
10
CVSS
(AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)
Published
02/25/2011
Created
07/25/2018
Added
03/16/2011
Modified
07/04/2017

Description

Logwatch is a customizable log analysis system. Logwatch parses throughyour system's logs for a given period of time and creates a reportanalyzing areas that you specify, in as much detail as you require.A flaw was found in the way Logwatch processed log files. If an attackerwere able to create a log file with a malicious file name, it could resultin arbitrary code execution with the privileges of the root user when thatlog file is analyzed by Logwatch. (CVE-2011-1018)Users of logwatch should upgrade to this updated package, which contains abackported patch to resolve this issue.

Solution(s)

  • redhat-upgrade-logwatch

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