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Vulnerability Details : CVE-2011-1018

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.
Publish Date : 2011-02-25 Last Update Date : 2014-02-11
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- CVSS Scores & Vulnerability Types

CVSS Score
10.0
Confidentiality Impact Complete (There is total information disclosure, resulting in all system files being revealed.)
Integrity Impact Complete (There is a total compromise of system integrity. There is a complete loss of system protection, resulting in the entire system being compromised.)
Availability Impact Complete (There is a total shutdown of the affected resource. The attacker can render the resource completely unavailable.)
Access Complexity Low (Specialized access conditions or extenuating circumstances do not exist. Very little knowledge or skill is required to exploit. )
Authentication Not required (Authentication is not required to exploit the vulnerability.)
Gained Access None
Vulnerability Type(s) Execute Code
CWE ID 20

- Additional Vendor Supplied Data

Vendor Impact CVSS Score CVSS Vector Report Date Publish Date
Redhat important
7.9
AV:A/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C 2011-02-24 2011-02-16
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- Related OVAL Definitions

Title Definition Id Class Family
CVE-2011-1018 oval:org.opensuse.security:def:20111018 unix
DSA-2182-1 logwatch -- shell command injection oval:org.mitre.oval:def:12846 unix
ELSA-2011-0324 -- logwatch security update (important) oval:org.mitre.oval:def:27700 unix
ELSA-2011:0324: logwatch security update (Important) oval:org.mitre.oval:def:23457 unix
RHSA-2011:0324: logwatch security update (Important) oval:com.redhat.rhsa:def:20110324 unix
RHSA-2011:0324: logwatch security update (Important) oval:org.mitre.oval:def:21822 unix
OVAL (Open Vulnerability and Assessment Language) definitions define exactly what should be done to verify a vulnerability or a missing patch. Check out the OVAL definitions if you want to learn what you should do to verify a vulnerability.

- Products Affected By CVE-2011-1018

# Product Type Vendor Product Version Update Edition Language
1 Application Logwatch Logwatch 7.3.6 Version Details Vulnerabilities

- Number Of Affected Versions By Product

Vendor Product Vulnerable Versions
Logwatch Logwatch 1

- References For CVE-2011-1018

http://lists.fedoraproject.org/pipermail/package-announce/2011-March/055579.html
FEDORA FEDORA-2011-2328
http://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse-security-announce/2011-04/msg00000.html
SUSE SUSE-SR:2011:005
http://lists.fedoraproject.org/pipermail/package-announce/2011-March/055617.html
FEDORA FEDORA-2011-2396
http://lists.fedoraproject.org/pipermail/package-announce/2011-March/055585.html
FEDORA FEDORA-2011-2318
http://secunia.com/advisories/43356
SECUNIA 43356
http://secunia.com/advisories/43734
SECUNIA 43734
http://secunia.com/advisories/43644
SECUNIA 43644
http://secunia.com/advisories/43622
SECUNIA 43622
http://secunia.com/advisories/43495
SECUNIA 43495
http://sourceforge.net/mailarchive/forum.php?thread_name=4D604843.7040303%40mblmail.net&forum_name=logwatch-devel
MLIST [Logwatch-devel] 20110216 Remote command execution issue with root privileges
http://www.debian.org/security/2011/dsa-2182
DEBIAN DSA-2182
http://www.redhat.com/support/errata/RHSA-2011-0324.html
REDHAT RHSA-2011:0324
http://www.securitytracker.com/id?1025165
SECTRACK 1025165
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/46554
BID 46554 Logwatch Log File Special Characters Local Privilege Escalation Vulnerability Release Date:2012-03-28
http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/USN-1078-1
UBUNTU USN-1078-1
http://www.vupen.com/english/advisories/2011/0533
VUPEN ADV-2011-0533
http://www.vupen.com/english/advisories/2011/0581
VUPEN ADV-2011-0581
http://www.vupen.com/english/advisories/2011/0596
VUPEN ADV-2011-0596
http://logwatch.svn.sourceforge.net/viewvc/logwatch/scripts/logwatch.pl?r1=3&r2=26&pathrev=26 CONFIRM
http://sourceforge.net/tracker/?func=detail&aid=3184223&group_id=312875&atid=1316824 CONFIRM
http://www.openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2011/02/24/13
MLIST [oss-security] 20110224 CVE Request -- logwatch: Privilege escalation due improper sanitization of special characters in log file names
https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=680237 CONFIRM
http://www.openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2011/02/24/15
MLIST [oss-security] 20110224 Re: CVE Request -- logwatch: Privilege escalation due improper sanitization of special characters in log file names

- Metasploit Modules Related To CVE-2011-1018

There are not any metasploit modules related to this vulnerability (Please visit www.metasploit.com for more information)


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