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Vulnerability Summary for CVE-2008-5617

Original release date: 12/16/2008
Last revised: 05/14/2009
Source: US-CERT/NIST

Overview

The ACL handling in rsyslog 3.12.1 to 3.20.0, 4.1.0, and 4.1.1 does not follow $AllowedSender directive, which allows remote attackers to bypass intended access restrictions and spoof log messages or create a large number of spurious messages.

Impact

CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
CVSS v2 Base Score: 8.5 (HIGH) (AV:N/AC:L/AU:N/C:N/I:P/A:C) (legend)
Impact Subscore: 7.8
Exploitability Subscore: 10.0
CVSS Version 2 Metrics:
Access Vector: Network exploitable
Access Complexity: Low
Authentication: Not required to exploit
Impact Type: Allows unauthorized modification; Allows disruption of service

Vendor Statements (disclaimer)

Official Statement from Red Hat (12/17/2008)
Not vulnerable. This issue did not affect the version of the rsyslog package, as shipped with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.

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External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 32857
Type: Advisory
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://www.rsyslog.com/Article327.phtml
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://www.rsyslog.com/Article322.phtml
Type: Advisory; Patch Information
External Source: XF
Name: rsyslog-allowedsender-security-bypass(47080)
External Source: BID
Name: 32630
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://www.rsyslog.com/Topic4.phtml

Technical Details

Vulnerability Type (View All)
  • Permissions, Privileges, and Access Control (CWE-264)