|Category:||Red Hat Local Security Checks|
|Title:||RedHat Update for logrotate RHSA-2011:0407-01|
|Summary:||The remote host is missing an update for the 'logrotate'; package(s) announced via the referenced advisory.|
The remote host is missing an update for the 'logrotate'
package(s) announced via the referenced advisory.
The logrotate utility simplifies the administration of multiple log files,
allowing the automatic rotation, compression, removal, and mailing of log
A shell command injection flaw was found in the way logrotate handled the
shred directive. A specially-crafted log file could cause logrotate to
execute arbitrary commands with the privileges of the user running
logrotate (root, by default). Note: The shred directive is not enabled by
A race condition flaw was found in the way logrotate applied permissions
when creating new log files. In some specific configurations, a local
attacker could use this flaw to open new log files before logrotate applies
the final permissions, possibly leading to the disclosure of sensitive
An input sanitization flaw was found in logrotate. A log file with a
specially-crafted file name could cause logrotate to abort when attempting
to process that file a subsequent time. (CVE-2011-1155)
All logrotate users should upgrade to this updated package, which contains
backported patches to resolve these issues.
logrotate on Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop (v. 6),
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server (v. 6),
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Workstation (v. 6)
Please Install the Updated Packages.
Common Vulnerability Exposure (CVE) ID: CVE-2011-1098|
Common Vulnerability Exposure (CVE) ID: CVE-2011-1154
Common Vulnerability Exposure (CVE) ID: CVE-2011-1155
|Copyright||Copyright (c) 2012 Greenbone Networks GmbH|
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