[syslog-ng-announce] syslog-ng 2.0.10 has been released

devel at balabit.hu devel at balabit.hu
Wed Nov 26 14:02:11 CET 2008

PACKAGE             : syslog-ng
VERSION             : 2.0.10
SUMMARY             : new stable release
DATE                : Nov 26, 2008


  A new stable version of syslog-ng Open Source Edition (2.0.10) has been
  released. For latest fixes in the 2.0.x branch you are recommended to
  upgrade to this version.


        NOTE: this release fixes a security problem CVE-2008-5110, see the
        changelog below for more details.

        * Fixed Solaris door support, the door portion of
          sun-streams() sources did not work in previous releases, as the
          door specific thread was lost through the fork() call used to
          background syslog-ng.
        * Fixed a possible segfault if non-existing, optional source files
          are present in the configuration.
        * Fixed the internal representation of "facility" values, earlier an
          8 bit value was used for both the priority and facility values,
          and although systems do not define facilities in this range,
          the LOG_FACMASK macro defines two additional bits. The type of
          this field was changed to 16 bits.
        * Fixed a possible 100% CPU usage case on HP-UX. HP-UX may return
          POLLERR on its own without the other flags set, this was not
          properly handled by syslog-ng, causing it to spin on the CPU.
        * Fixed chroot() support to change into the chrooted directory after
          chroot is invoked. This fixes the security problem CVE-2008-5110.
          NOTE: this vulnerability is not exploitable on its own, it only
          makes breaking out of the jail somewhat easier. Please also NOTE
          that, even with this patch applied, it is still possible to
          break out of the jail if syslog-ng is running as root.


  If you have a binary subscription, you can download the latest binaries


  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/open-source/ debian-sarge/syslog-ng-2.0 syslog-ng


    deb https://USERNAME:PASSWORD@apt.balabit.com/syslog-ng/open-source/ debian-etch/syslog-ng-2.0 syslog-ng

  RedHat Enterprise Linux


    rpm https://USERNAME:PASSWORD@apt.balabit.com/syslog-ng/open-source/ rhel-4/syslog-ng-2.0 syslog-ng

  SUSE 10

  SUSE 10.0

    rpm https://USERNAME:PASSWORD@apt.balabit.com/syslog-ng/open-source/ suse-10.0/syslog-ng-2.0 syslog-ng

  SUSE 10.1

    rpm https://USERNAME:PASSWORD@apt.balabit.com/syslog-ng/open-source/ suse-10.1/syslog-ng-2.0 syslog-ng

  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.


  The latest versions of syslog-ng in source format can be found at:


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