Debian Security Advisory
DSA-2182-1 logwatch -- shell command injection
- Date Reported:
- 04 Mar 2011
- Affected Packages:
- Security database references:
- In the Debian bugtracking system: Bug 615995.
In Mitre's CVE dictionary: CVE-2011-1018.
- More information:
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.