Ubuntu 11.04 : rsyslog vulnerability (USN-1224-1)

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2011-2013 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2011-2013 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

The remote Ubuntu host is missing a security-related patch.

Description :

It was discovered that rsyslog had an off-by-two error when parsing
legacy syslog messages. An attacker could potentially exploit this to
cause a denial of service via application crash.

Solution :

Update the affected rsyslog package.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 5.0
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P)
CVSS Temporal Score : 3.9
(CVSS2#E:POC/RL:OF/RC:C)
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 56384 ()

Bugtraq ID: 49413

CVE ID: CVE-2011-3200