Mandrake Linux Security Advisory : sysklogd (MDKSA-2004:038)

This script is Copyright (C) 2004-2013 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

The remote Mandrake Linux host is missing a security update.

Description :

Steve Grubb discovered a bug in sysklogd where it allocates an
insufficient amount of memory which causes sysklogd to write to
unallocated memory. This could allow for a malicious user to crash
sysklogd.

The updated packages provide a patched sysklogd using patches from
Openwall to correct the problem and also corrects the use of an
unitialized variable (a previous use of 'count').

Solution :

Update the affected sysklogd package.

Risk factor :

High

Family: Mandriva Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 14137 (mandrake_MDKSA-2004-038.nasl)

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