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RHSA-2005-364: logwatch Vulnerability Scan

Vulnerability Scan Summary
Check for the version of the logwatch packages

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Test

An updated logwatch package that fixes a denial of service issue is now

This update has been rated as having moderate security impact by the
Red Hat Security Response Team.

LogWatch is a customizable log analysis system. LogWatch parses
through your system's logs for a given period of time and creates a
report analyzing areas that you specify, in as much detail as you

A bug was found in the logwatch secure script. If a possible hacker is able to
inject an arbitrary string into the /var/log/secure file, it is possible to
prevent logwatch from detecting malicious activity. The Common
Vulnerabilities and Exposures project ( has assigned the name
CVE-2005-1061 to this issue.

All users of logwatch are advised to upgrade to this updated
package, which contain backported fixes for this issue.

Solution :
Threat Level: High

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