RHEL 6 : rsyslog (RHSA-2011:1247)

This script is Copyright (C) 2011-2014 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

The remote Red Hat host is missing one or more security updates.

Description :

Updated rsyslog packages that fix one security issue are now available
for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.

The Red Hat Security Response Team has rated this update as having
moderate security impact. A Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS)
base score, which gives a detailed severity rating, is available from
the CVE link in the References section.

The rsyslog packages provide an enhanced, multi-threaded syslog daemon
that supports MySQL, syslog/TCP, RFC 3195, permitted sender lists,
filtering on any message part, and fine grained output format control.

A two byte buffer overflow flaw was found in the rsyslog daemon's
parseLegacySyslogMsg function. An attacker able to submit log messages
to rsyslogd could use this flaw to crash the daemon. (CVE-2011-3200)

All rsyslog users should upgrade to these updated packages, which
contain a backported patch to correct this issue. After installing
this update, the rsyslog daemon will be restarted automatically.

See also :

https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2011-3200.html
http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2011-1247.html

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

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

Family: Red Hat Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 56047 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2011-3200