Scientific Linux Security Update : rsyslog on SL7.x x86_64

High Nessus Plugin ID 78460


The remote Scientific Linux host is missing one or more security updates.


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 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.


Update the affected packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 78460

File Name: sl_20141013_rsyslog_on_SL7_x.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.2 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2014/10/15

Modified: 2014/11/04

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.5

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: x-cpe:/o:fermilab:scientific_linux

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/cpu, Host/RedHat/release, Host/RedHat/rpm-list

Patch Publication Date: 2014/10/13

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2014-3634