SUSE-SA:2002:039: syslog-ng

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 13760


The remote host is missing a vendor-supplied security patch


The remote host is missing the patch for the advisory SUSE-SA:2002:039 (syslog-ng).

The syslog-ng package is a portable syslog implementation which can be used as syslogd replacement.
Syslog-ng contained buffer overflows in its macro expansion routines.
These overflows could be triggered by remote attackers if certain configuration options were enabled.
Syslog-ng is not used by default on SUSE LINUX, and even if installed, the problematic options are not enabled by default. We recommend an update of the syslog-ng package nevertheless if you use syslog-ng for logging.
To be sure the update takes effect you have to restart the daemon by issuing the following command as root:

/etc/init.d/syslog-ng restart

We would like to thank Balazs Scheidler for offering fixes for this problem.

Please download the update package for your distribution and verify its integrity by the methods listed in section 3) of this announcement.
Then, install the package using the command 'rpm -Fhv file.rpm' to apply the update.


Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 13760

File Name: suse_SA_2002_039.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.7 $

Agent: unix

Published: 2004/07/25

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

Vulnerability Information

Required KB Items: Host/SuSE/rpm-list