Follow @Openwall on Twitter for new release announcements and other news
[<prev] [next>] [<thread-prev] [thread-next>] [day] [month] [year] [list]
Date: Mon, 14 Mar 2011 17:06:02 -0400 (EDT)
From: Josh Bressers <>
Cc: Stefan Fritsch <>, Jan Kaluza <>,
        Florian Zumbiehl <>, Paul Martin <>,
        Petr Uzel <>, Thomas Biege <>,
        "Steven M. Christey" <>
Subject: Re: CVE Request -- logrotate -- nine issues

> 6) Issue #6: logrotate: Shell command injection by using the shred
> configuration directive
> A shell command injection flaw was found in the way the logrotate utility
> handled shred configuration directive (intended to ensure the log files
> are not readable after their scheduled deletion). A local attacker could
> use this flaw to execute arbitrary system commands (if the logrotate was
> run under privileged system user account, root) when the logrotate
> utility was run on a log file, within attacker controllable directory.
> References:
> [10]
> Proposed patch:
> [11]
> Note: Sixth CVE required. The shred option has been introduced in
> logrotate v3.7.5.

Please use CVE-2011-1154 for the above issue

> ----------
> 7) Issue #7: logrotate: DoS due improper escaping of file names
> within 'write state' action
> A denial of service flaw was found in the way the logrotate utility
> performed arguments sanitization, when performing the 'write state'
> action.  A local attacker could use this flaw to cause abort in
> subsequent logrotate runs via a specially-crafted log file name.
> References:
> [12]
> Proposed patch:
> [13]

Please use CVE-2011-1155 for the above issue



Powered by blists - more mailing lists

Please check out the Open Source Software Security Wiki, which is counterpart to this mailing list.

Confused about mailing lists and their use? Read about mailing lists on Wikipedia and check out these guidelines on proper formatting of your messages.