Scientific Linux Security Update : rsyslog on SL6.x i386/x86_64

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Synopsis :

The remote Scientific Linux host is missing one or more security
updates.

Description :

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 :

http://www.nessus.org/u?3b71f01c

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: Scientific Linux Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 61129 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2011-3200