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    Debian: DSA-2182-1: logwatch security update

    Date 04 Mar 2011
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    Posted By LinuxSecurity Advisories
    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.
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    Package        : logwatch
    Vulnerability  : shell command injection
    Problem type   : remote
    Debian-specific: no
    CVE ID         : CVE-2011-0715
    Debian Bug     : 615995
    
    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.
    
    Further information about Debian Security Advisories, how to apply
    these updates to your system and frequently asked questions can be
    found at: https://www.debian.org/security/
    
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