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Vulnerability Score 5.0 5.0
CVE Id CVE-2005-1061
Last Modified 05 Sep 2008 04:48:06
Published 02 May 2005 12:00:00
Confidentiality Impact NONE NONE
Integrity Impact NONE NONE
Availability Impact PARTIAL PARTIAL
Access Vector NETWORK
Access Complexity LOW
Authentication NONE



The secure script in LogWatch before 2.6-2 allows attackers to prevent LogWatch from detecting malicious activity via certain strings in the secure file that are later used as part of a regular expression, which causes the parser to crash, aka "logwatch log processing regular expression DoS."

Vulnerable Systems

Operating System

  • Redhat Enterprise Linux 2.1

  • Redhat Linux Advanced Workstation 2.1


  • Logwatch 2.6.2



REDHAT - RHSA-2005:364

Last Updated: 27 May 2016 10:40:01