GLSA-200712-19 : Syslog-ng: Denial of Service

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 29816


The remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related patches.


The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200712-19 (Syslog-ng: Denial of Service)

Oriol Carreras reported a NULL pointer dereference in the log_msg_parse() function when processing timestamps without a terminating whitespace character.
Impact :

A remote attacker could send a specially crafted event to a vulnerable Syslog-ng server, resulting in a crash.
Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.


All Syslog-ng users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=app-admin/syslog-ng-2.0.6'

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 29816

File Name: gentoo_GLSA-200712-19.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.11 $

Type: local

Published: 2007/12/31

Modified: 2015/04/13

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 5

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:gentoo:linux:syslog-ng, cpe:/o:gentoo:linux

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/Gentoo/release, Host/Gentoo/qpkg-list

Patch Publication Date: 2007/12/29

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2007-6437

OSVDB: 39551

GLSA: 200712-19

CWE: 20