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RHSA-2011:1247: rsyslog security update

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RHSA-2011:1247: rsyslog security update

Severity
5
CVSS
(AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P)
Published
09/06/2011
Created
07/25/2018
Added
09/07/2011
Modified
07/04/2017

Description

The rsyslog packages provide an enhanced, multi-threaded syslog daemon thatsupports MySQL, syslog/TCP, RFC 3195, permitted sender lists, filtering onany message part, and fine grained output format control.A two byte buffer overflow flaw was found in the rsyslog daemon'sparseLegacySyslogMsg function. An attacker able to submit log messages torsyslogd could use this flaw to crash the daemon. (CVE-2011-3200)All rsyslog users should upgrade to these updated packages, which containa backported patch to correct this issue. After installing this update, thersyslog daemon will be restarted automatically.

Solution(s)

  • redhat-upgrade-rsyslog
  • redhat-upgrade-rsyslog-debuginfo
  • redhat-upgrade-rsyslog-gnutls
  • redhat-upgrade-rsyslog-gssapi
  • redhat-upgrade-rsyslog-mysql
  • redhat-upgrade-rsyslog-pgsql
  • redhat-upgrade-rsyslog-relp

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