Date: Thu, 24 Feb 2011 20:52:31 +0100 From: Jan Lieskovsky <jlieskov@...hat.com> To: "Steven M. Christey" <coley@...us.mitre.org> CC: oss-security <oss-security@...ts.openwall.com>, Mike Tremaine <mgt@...llarcore.net>, Karel Klic <kklic@...hat.com> Subject: CVE Request -- logwatch: Privilege escalation due improper sanitization of special characters in log file names Hello Josh, Steve, vendors, a security flaw was found in the way logwatch, a log file analysis program, pre-processed log files, containing certain special characters in their names. A remote attacker could use this flaw to execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the privileged system user (root) by creating a specially-crafted log file, subsequently analyzed by the logwatch script. Upstream bug report:  http://sourceforge.net/tracker/?func=detail&aid=3184223&group_id=312875&atid=1316824 Related patch:  http://logwatch.svn.sourceforge.net/viewvc/logwatch?view=revision&revision=26 Other references:  http://sourceforge.net/mailarchive/forum.php?thread_name=4D604843.7040303%40mblmail.net&forum_name=logwatch-devel  https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=680237 Could you allocate a CVE id for this issue? Thanks && Regards, Jan. -- Jan iankko Lieskovsky / Red Hat Security Response Team
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