USN-1078-1: Logwatch vulnerability
1 March 2011
- logwatch -
Dominik George discovered that logwatch did not properly sanitize
log file names that were passed to the shell as part of a command.
If a remote attacker were able to generate specially crafted filenames
(for example, via Samba logging), they could execute arbitrary code
with root privileges.
The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following package versions:
In general, a standard system update will make all the necessary changes.