CVE-2011-1018

Impact:
Important
Public Date:
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:

logwatch.pl 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 dictionary and NIST NVD.

CVSS v2 metrics

NOTE: The following CVSS v2 metrics and score provided are preliminary and subject to review.

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 2011-03-07
Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 6 (logwatch) RHSA-2011:0324 2011-03-07

Affected Packages State

Platform Package State
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 logwatch Not affected