Bug 680797 (CVE-2011-1155)

Summary: CVE-2011-1155 logrotate: DoS due improper escaping of file names within 'write state' action
Product: [Other] Security Response Reporter: Jan Lieskovsky <jlieskov>
Component: vulnerabilityAssignee: Red Hat Product Security <security-response-team>
Status: CLOSED ERRATA QA Contact:
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Version: unspecifiedCC: bressers, jkaluza, jrusnack, jscotka, mjc, petr.uzel
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Hardware: All   
OS: Linux   
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Bug Depends On: 688518, 688519, 688520    
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Description Jan Lieskovsky 2011-02-27 19:38:57 UTC
A denial of service flaw was found in the way the logrotate utility
performed arguments sanitization, when performing the 'write state'
action. A local attacker could use this flaw to cause abort in
subsequent logrotate runs via a specially-crafted log file name.

Comment 3 Jan Kalu┼ża 2011-03-01 12:09:46 UTC
Created attachment 481603 [details]
proposed patch

This patch fixes the bug by escaping line-feed and backslash and by using 2 * PATH_MAX + 16 for buffer size if PATH_MAX is defined.

Comment 5 Huzaifa S. Sidhpurwala 2011-03-17 10:01:49 UTC
Created logrotate tracking bugs for this issue

Affects: fedora-all [bug 688520]

Comment 6 errata-xmlrpc 2011-03-31 15:16:35 UTC
This issue has been addressed in following products:

  Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6

Via RHSA-2011:0407 https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2011-0407.html

Comment 8 Josh Bressers 2011-06-29 17:44:45 UTC

The Red Hat Security Response Team has rated this issue as having low security impact, a future update may address this flaw.