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<glsa id="201203-20">
<title>Logwatch: Arbitrary code execution</title>
<synopsis>A vulnerability in Logwatch might allow remote attackers to execute
arbitrary code.
<product type="ebuild">Logwatch</product>
<announced>March 28, 2012</announced>
<revised>March 28, 2012: 1</revised>
<package name="sys-apps/logwatch" auto="yes" arch="*">
<unaffected range="ge">7.4.0</unaffected>
<vulnerable range="lt">7.4.0</vulnerable>
<p>Logwatch analyzes and reports on system logs.</p>
<p> does not properly sanitize log filenames against shell
metacharacters before passing them to the "system()" function.
<impact type="high">
<p>A remote attacker could pass a specially crafted log filename to
Logwatch, possibly resulting in execution of arbitrary code with root
privileges or a Denial of Service condition.
<p>There is no known workaround at this time.</p>
<p>All Logwatch users should upgrade to the latest version:</p>
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose "&gt;=sys-apps/logwatch-7.4.0"
<uri link="">CVE-2011-1018</uri>
<metadata timestamp="Fri, 16 Mar 2012 19:51:03 +0000" tag="requester">ackle</metadata>
<metadata timestamp="Wed, 28 Mar 2012 10:30:33 +0000" tag="submitter">ackle</metadata>