GLSA-200907-10 : Syslog-ng: Chroot escape

High Nessus Plugin ID 39781


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


The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200907-10 (Syslog-ng: Chroot escape)

Florian Grandel reported that Syslog-ng does not call chdir() before chroot() which leads to an inherited file descriptor to the current working directory.
Impact :

A local attacker might exploit a separate vulnerability in Syslog-ng and use this vulnerability to escape the chroot jail.
Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.


All Syslog-ng 2.0 users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=app-admin/syslog-ng-2.0.10' All Syslog-ng 2.1 users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=app-admin/syslog-ng-2.1.3'

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 39781

File Name: gentoo_GLSA-200907-10.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.10 $

Type: local

Published: 2009/07/13

Modified: 2015/04/13

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 9.3

Temporal Score: 6.9

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:U/RL:OF/RC:C

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

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2009/07/12

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2008-5110

BID: 32338

OSVDB: 50327

GLSA: 200907-10

CWE: 264