Public Date:
680798: CVE-2011-1098 logrotate: TOCTOU race condition by creation of new files (between opening the file and moment, final permissions have been applied) [information disclosure]

The MITRE CVE dictionary describes this issue as:

Race condition in the createOutputFile function in logrotate.c in logrotate 3.7.9 and earlier allows local users to read log data by opening a file before the intended permissions are in place.

Find out more about CVE-2011-1098 from the MITRE CVE dictionary dictionary and NIST NVD.


The Red Hat Security Response Team has rated this issue as having low security impact, a future update may address this flaw.

CVSS v2 metrics

Base Score 1.9
Base Metrics AV:L/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:N/A:N
Access Vector Local
Access Complexity Medium
Authentication None
Confidentiality Impact Partial
Integrity Impact None
Availability Impact None

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Red Hat Security Errata

Platform Errata Release Date
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 (logrotate) RHSA-2011:0407 2011-03-31

Affected Packages State

Platform Package State
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 logrotate Will not fix
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 logrotate Will not fix

Last Modified

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