Scientific Linux Security Update : rsyslog on SL7.x x86_64
High Nessus Plugin ID 78460
SynopsisThe remote Scientific Linux host is missing one or more security updates.
DescriptionA 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 or, potentially, execute arbitrary code as the user running the rsyslog daemon. (CVE-2014-3634)
After installing the update, the rsyslog service will be restarted automatically.
SolutionUpdate the affected packages.