[syslog-ng-announce] ZSA-2007-029: syslog-ng Denial of Service

Balazs Scheidler bazsi at balabit.hu
Mon Dec 17 11:38:05 CET 2007

--------   Z o r p  S e c u r i t y  A d v i s o r y   ( Z S A ) ------------
PACKAGE             : syslog-ng, syslog-ng-premium-edition
AFFECTED VERSION    : <= 2.0.6, 2.1.8
FIXED               : 2.0.6, 2.1.8
SUMMARY             : Denial of Service
TYPE                : remote
AFFECTED            : all platforms
ZSA-ID              : ZSA-2007-029
DATE                : Dec 14, 2007


   Oriol Carreras has discovered a security vulnerability in syslog-ng, the
   multi-platform syslog-replacement application developed by BalaBit IT


   Earlier versions of syslog-ng Open Source Edition and syslog-ng Premium
   Edition were vulnerable to a possible Denial of Service. The latest
   release (2.0.6 for syslog-ng, 2.1.8 for syslog-ng Premium Edition) fixes a
   segmentation fault which occurred when the timestamp of the incoming
   messages did not end with a space character (NULL pointer dereference).
   This is an easy Denial of Service possibility.

   Apart from the Denial of Service, no further exploits are known to be


   For further information on syslog-ng, visit
   or download the documentation of syslog-ng from


   We recommend that you update the affected packages immediately, or apply 
   the patch referenced below:



   If you are a syslog-ng Open Source Edition user, download the source of the
   latest release from:


   If you are a syslog-ng Premium Edition user, or have binary subscription for
   syslog-ng Open Source Edition, download the latest binaries from:


   OR, if you have a platform that is supported by apt-get, use the following
   apt sources to fetch the latest releases:

   Debian GNU/Linux


     deb https://USERNAME:PASSWORD@apt.balabit.com/syslog-ng/premium/ debian-etch/syslog-ng-2.1 syslog-ng-pe

   RedHat Enterprise Linux


     rpm https://USERNAME:PASSWORD@apt.balabit.com/syslog-ng/premium/ rhel-4/syslog-ng-2.1 syslog-ng-pe

   SUSE 10

   SUSE 10.0

     rpm https://USERNAME:PASSWORD@apt.balabit.com/syslog-ng/premium/ suse-10.0/syslog-ng-2.1 syslog-ng-pe

   SUSE 10.1

     rpm https://USERNAME:PASSWORD@apt.balabit.com/syslog-ng/premium/ suse-10.1/syslog-ng-2.1 syslog-ng-pe

   HTTP can also be used in the place of HTTPS If your version of apt-get
   does not support the HTTPS protocol. When using plain HTTP,
   the username and password will not be encrypted.

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