Oracle Linux 5 / 6 : rsyslog / rsyslog5 (ELSA-2014-1671)

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Synopsis :

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

Description :

From Red Hat Security Advisory 2014:1671 :

Updated rsyslog5 and rsyslog packages that fix one security issue are
now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 and 6 respectively.

Red Hat Product Security 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 writing to relational databases, syslog/TCP, RFC 3195,
permitted sender lists, filtering on any message part, and fine
grained output format control.

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. (CVE-2014-3634)

Red Hat would like to thank Rainer Gerhards of rsyslog upstream for
reporting this issue.

All rsyslog5 and rsyslog users are advised to upgrade to these updated
packages, which contain a backported patch to correct this issue.
After installing the update, the rsyslog service will be restarted

See also :

Solution :

Update the affected rsyslog and / or rsyslog5 packages.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.5
CVSS Temporal Score : 5.9
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Oracle Linux Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 78593 ()

Bugtraq ID: 70243

CVE ID: CVE-2014-3634

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