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logrotate: symlink and hard link attacks

Package(s):logrotate CVE #(s):CVE-2011-1549
Created:June 26, 2012 Updated:June 27, 2012
Description: From the CVE entry:

The default configuration of logrotate on Gentoo Linux uses root privileges to process files in directories that permit non-root write access, which allows local users to conduct symlink and hard link attacks by leveraging logrotate's lack of support for untrusted directories, as demonstrated by directories under /var/log/ for packages.

Alerts:
Gentoo 201206-36 logrotate 2012-06-25

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