[SECURITY] [DSA 2182-1] logwatch security update

From: Florian Weimer <fw@deneb.enyo.de>
To: bugtraq@securityfocus.com
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Subject: [SECURITY] [DSA 2182-1] logwatch security update
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Debian Security Advisory DSA-2182-1                   security@debian.org
http://www.debian.org/security/                                          
March 04, 2011                         http://www.debian.org/security/faq
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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: http://www.debian.org/security/

Mailing list: debian-security-announce@lists.debian.org
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