GLSA-200712-19 : Syslog-ng: Denial of Service

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Synopsis :

The remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related
patches.

Description :

The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200712-19
(Syslog-ng: Denial of Service)

Oriol Carreras reported a NULL pointer dereference in the
log_msg_parse() function when processing timestamps without a
terminating whitespace character.

Impact :

A remote attacker could send a specially crafted event to a vulnerable
Syslog-ng server, resulting in a crash.

Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.

See also :

http://www.gentoo.org/security/en/glsa/glsa-200712-19.xml

Solution :

All Syslog-ng users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=app-admin/syslog-ng-2.0.6'

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 5.0
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P)

Family: Gentoo Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 29816 (gentoo_GLSA-200712-19.nasl)

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2007-6437