Vulnerability Scanning Solutions, LLC.
Our Process
What We Scan For
Sample Report
Client List
Contact Us
What We Scan For
Family: Debian Local Security Checks --> Category: infos

[DSA488] DSA-488-1 logcheck Vulnerability Scan

Vulnerability Scan Summary
DSA-488-1 logcheck

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Test

Christian Jaeger reported a bug in logcheck which could potentially be
exploited by a local user to overwrite files with root rights.
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 :
Threat Level: High

Click HERE for more information and discussions on this network vulnerability scan.


P.O. Box 827051

Pembroke Pines, FL 33082-7051

Vulnerability Scanning Solutions, LLC.