Upstream information

CVE-2011-1550 at MITRE


The default configuration of logrotate on SUSE openSUSE Factory 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 for the (1) cobbler, (2) inn, (3) safte-monitor, and (4) uucp packages.

SUSE information

Overall state of this security issue: Resolved

This issue is currently rated as having moderate severity.

CVSS v2 Scores
  National Vulnerability Database
Base Score 6.3
Vector AV:L/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:C/A:C
Access Vector Local
Access Complexity Medium
Authentication None
Confidentiality Impact None
Integrity Impact Complete
Availability Impact Complete
SUSE Bugzilla entries: 677335 [RESOLVED / FIXED], 678433 [RESOLVED / FIXED]

SUSE Security Advisories:

List of released packages

Product(s) Fixed package version(s) References
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 SP1
  • logrotate >= 3.7.7-10.26.1

Status of this issue by product and package

Please note that this evaluation state might be work in progress, incomplete or outdated. Also information for service packs in the LTSS phase is only included for issues meeting the LTSS criteria. If in doubt, feel free to contact us for clarification.

Product(s) Source package State
HPE Helion OpenStack 8 cobbler Already fixed
SUSE Manager Client Tools Beta for SLE 15 mgr-osad Released
SUSE Manager Client Tools for SLE 12 cobbler Already fixed
SUSE Manager Client Tools for SLE 15 koan Already fixed
SUSE Manager Server cobbler Affected
SUSE OpenStack Cloud 8 cobbler Already fixed
SUSE OpenStack Cloud 9 cobbler Already fixed