[USN-1224-1] rsyslog vulnerability

Jamie Strandboge jamie at canonical.com
Mon Oct 3 21:29:15 UTC 2011

Ubuntu Security Notice USN-1224-1
October 03, 2011

rsyslog vulnerability

A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:

- Ubuntu 11.04


Rsyslog could be made to crash if it processed a specially crafted message.

Software Description:
- rsyslog: enhanced multi-threaded syslogd


It was discovered that rsyslog had an off-by-two error when parsing legacy
syslog messages. An attacker could potentially exploit this to cause a
denial of service via application crash.

Update instructions:

The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following
package versions:

Ubuntu 11.04:
  rsyslog                         4.6.4-2ubuntu4.1

In general, a standard system update will make all the necessary changes.


Package Information:

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