CVE Database


Impact: Important
Public: 2011-02-16
CWE: CWE-73->CWE-78
Bugzilla: 680237: CVE-2011-1018 logwatch: Privilege escalation due improper sanitization of special characters in log file names


The MITRE CVE dictionary describes this issue as: in Logwatch 7.3.6 allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary commands via shell metacharacters in a log file name, as demonstrated via a crafted username to a Samba server.

Find out more about CVE-2011-1018 from the MITRE CVE dictionary and NIST NVD.

CVSS v2 metrics

Base Score: 7.9
Base Metrics: AV:A/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C
Access Vector: Adjacent Network
Access Complexity: Medium
Authentication: None
Confidentiality Impact: Complete
Integrity Impact: Complete
Availability Impact: Complete

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Red Hat security errata

Platform Errata Release Date
Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 5 (logwatch) RHSA-2011:0324 March 07, 2011
Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 6 (logwatch) RHSA-2011:0324 March 07, 2011

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