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Debian Security Advisory DSA 488-1 (logcheck)

Information

Severity

Severity

Low

Family

Family

Debian Local Security Checks

CVSSv2 Base

CVSSv2 Base

1.2

CVSSv2 Vector

CVSSv2 Vector

AV:L/AC:H/Au:N/C:N/I:P/A:N

Solution Type

Solution Type

Vendor Patch

Created

Created

14 years ago

Modified

Modified

5 years ago

Summary

The remote host is missing an update to logcheck announced via advisory DSA 488-1.

Insight

Insight

Christian Jaeger reported a bug in logcheck which could potentially be exploited by a local user to overwrite files with root privileges. logcheck utilized a temporary directory under /var/tmp without taking security precautions. While this directory is created when logcheck is installed, and while it exists there is no vulnerability, if at any time this directory is removed, the potential for exploitation exists. For the current stable distribution (woody) this problem has been fixed in version 1.1.1-13.1woody1. For the unstable distribution (sid), this problem has been fixed in version 1.1.1-13.2. We recommend that you update your logcheck package.

Solution

Solution

https://secure1.securityspace.com/smysecure/catid.html?in=DSA%20488-1

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