Scientific Linux Security Update : rsyslog5 and rsyslog on SL5.x, SL6.x i386/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. (CVE-2014-3634)

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

See also :

http://www.nessus.org/u?ca364eea

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: 78647 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2014-3634

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