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Vulnerability Details : CVE-2011-1018 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
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

- Additional Vendor Supplied Data

Vendor Impact CVSS Score CVSS Vector Report Date Publish Date
Redhat important
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 unix
DEPRECATED: ELSA-2011-0324 -- logwatch security update (important) oval:org.mitre.oval:def:27700 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:23457 unix
RHSA-2011:0324: logwatch security update (Important) oval:org.mitre.oval:def:21822 unix
RHSA-2011:0324: logwatch security update (Important) oval:com.redhat.rhsa:def:20110324 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
SUSE SUSE-SR:2011:005
MLIST [Logwatch-devel] 20110216 Remote command execution issue with root privileges
REDHAT RHSA-2011:0324
SECTRACK 1025165
BID 46554 Logwatch Log File Special Characters Local Privilege Escalation Vulnerability Release Date:2012-03-28
VUPEN ADV-2011-0533
VUPEN ADV-2011-0581
MLIST [oss-security] 20110224 CVE Request -- logwatch: Privilege escalation due improper sanitization of special characters in log file names CONFIRM
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 for more information)

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