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Re: [oss-security] CVE Request -- logwatch: Privilege escalation due improper sanitization of special characters in log file names

From: Josh Bressers <bressers_at_nospam>
Date: Thu Feb 24 2011 - 20:57:41 GMT
To: oss-security@lists.openwall.com

Please use CVE-2011-1018

Thanks.

-- JB ----- Original Message ----- > Hello Josh, Steve, vendors, > > a security flaw was found in the way logwatch, a log file > analysis program, pre-processed log files, containing certain > special characters in their names. A remote attacker could > use this flaw to execute arbitrary code with the privileges > of the privileged system user (root) by creating a > specially-crafted log file, subsequently analyzed by the > logwatch script. > > Upstream bug report: > [1] > http://sourceforge.net/tracker/?func=detail&aid=3184223&group_id=312875&atid=1316824 > > Related patch: > [2] > http://logwatch.svn.sourceforge.net/viewvc/logwatch?view=revision&revision=26 > > Other references: > [3] > http://sourceforge.net/mailarchive/forum.php?thread_name=4D604843.7040303%40mblmail.net&forum_name=logwatch-devel > [4] https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=680237 > > Could you allocate a CVE id for this issue? > > Thanks && Regards, Jan. > -- > Jan iankko Lieskovsky / Red Hat Security Response Team