This script is Copyright (C) 2014-2017 Tenable Network Security, Inc.
The remote Red Hat host is missing one or more security updates.
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 :
Update the affected packages.
Risk factor :
High / CVSS Base Score : 7.5
CVSS Temporal Score : 5.9
Public Exploit Available : true