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Category:Red Hat Local Security Checks
Title:RedHat Security Advisory RHSA-2011:0324
The remote host is missing updates announced in
advisory RHSA-2011:0324.

Logwatch is a customizable log analysis system. Logwatch parses through
your system's logs for a given period of time and creates a report
analyzing areas that you specify, in as much detail as you require.

A flaw was found in the way Logwatch processed log files. If an attacker
were able to create a log file with a malicious file name, it could result
in arbitrary code execution with the privileges of the root user when that
log file is analyzed by Logwatch. (CVE-2011-1018)

Users of logwatch should upgrade to this updated package, which contains a
backported patch to resolve this issue.

Please note that this update is available via
Red Hat Network. To use Red Hat Network, launch the Red
Hat Update Agent with the following command: up2date

Risk factor : Critical

CVSS Score:

Cross-Ref: Common Vulnerability Exposure (CVE) ID: CVE-2011-1018
BugTraq ID: 46554
Debian Security Information: DSA-2182 (Google Search)
SuSE Security Announcement: SUSE-SR:2011:005 (Google Search)
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