Scientific Linux Security Update : rsyslog on SL7.x x86_64

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


Synopsis :

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

Description :

A flaw was found in the way rsyslog handled invalid log message
priority values. In certain configurations, a local attacker, or a
remote attacker able to connect to the rsyslog port, could use this
flaw to crash the rsyslog daemon or, potentially, execute arbitrary
code as the user running the rsyslog daemon. (CVE-2014-3634)

After installing the update, the rsyslog service will be restarted
automatically.

See also :

http://www.nessus.org/u?525c33c8

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.5
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)

Family: Scientific Linux Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 78460 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2014-3634

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