DSA 2182-1: logwatch security update
Posted on: 03/05/2011 10:05 AM

A logwatch security update is available for Debian GNU/Linux

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Debian Security Advisory DSA-2182-1 security@debian.org
http://www.debian.org/security/
March 04, 2011 http://www.debian.org/security/faq
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Package : logwatch
Vulnerability : shell command injection
Problem type : remote
Debian-specific: no
CVE ID : CVE-2011-0715
Debian Bug : 615995

Dominik George discovered that logwatch does not guard against shell
meta-characters in crafted log file names (such as those produced by
Samba). As a result, an attacker might be able to execute shell
commands on the system running logwatch.

For the oldstable distribution (lenny), this problem has been fixed in
version 7.3.6.cvs20080702-2lenny1.

For the stable distribution (squeeze), this problem has been fixed in
version 7.3.6.cvs20090906-1squeeze1.

For the testing distribution (wheezy) and the unstable distribution
(sid), this problem has been fixed in version 7.3.6.cvs20090906-2.

We recommend that you upgrade your logwatch packages.

Further information about Debian Security Advisories, how to apply
these updates to your system and frequently asked questions can be
found at: http://www.debian.org/security/



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