Scientific Linux Security Update : rsyslog5 and rsyslog on SL5.x, SL6.x i386/x86_64

High Nessus Plugin ID 78647


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. (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: 78647

File Name: sl_20141020_rsyslog5_and_rsyslog_on_SL5_x.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.2 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2014/10/23

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: 2014/10/20

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2014-3634