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<glsa id="200712-19">
<title>Syslog-ng: Denial of Service</title>
<synopsis>
A Denial of Service vulnerability has been discovered in Syslog-ng.
</synopsis>
<product type="ebuild">syslog-ng</product>
<announced>December 29, 2007</announced>
<revised>December 29, 2007: 01</revised>
<bug>202718</bug>
<access>remote</access>
<affected>
<package name="app-admin/syslog-ng" auto="yes" arch="*">
<unaffected range="ge">2.0.6</unaffected>
<vulnerable range="lt">2.0.6</vulnerable>
</package>
</affected>
<background>
<p>
Syslog-ng is a flexible and scalable system logger.
</p>
</background>
<description>
<p>
Oriol Carreras reported a NULL pointer dereference in the
log_msg_parse() function when processing timestamps without a
terminating whitespace character.
</p>
</description>
<impact type="normal">
<p>
A remote attacker could send a specially crafted event to a vulnerable
Syslog-ng server, resulting in a crash.
</p>
</impact>
<workaround>
<p>
There is no known workaround at this time.
</p>
</workaround>
<resolution>
<p>
All Syslog-ng users should upgrade to the latest version:
</p>
<code>
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose &quot;&gt;=app-admin/syslog-ng-2.0.6&quot;</code>
</resolution>
<references>
<uri link="http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2007-6437">CVE-2007-6437</uri>
</references>
<metadata tag="requester" timestamp="Sat, 22 Dec 2007 13:17:29 +0000">
rbu
</metadata>
<metadata tag="submitter" timestamp="Fri, 28 Dec 2007 23:09:28 +0000">
p-y
</metadata>
<metadata tag="bugReady" timestamp="Fri, 28 Dec 2007 23:09:43 +0000">
p-y
</metadata>
</glsa>