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CVE-2006-1624 Detail

Description

The default configuration of syslogd in the Linux sysklogd package does not enable the -x (disable name lookups) option, which allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (traffic amplification) via messages with spoofed source IP addresses.

Source:  MITRE
Description Last Modified:  04/05/2006

Impact

CVSS v2.0 Severity and Metrics:

Base Score: 7.8 HIGH
Vector: (AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:C) (V2 legend)
Impact Subscore: 6.9
Exploitability Subscore: 10.0


Access Vector (AV): Network
Access Complexity (AC): Low
Authentication (AU): None
Confidentiality (C): None
Integrity (I): None
Availability (A): Complete
Additional Information:
Allows disruption of service

Vendor Statements (disclaimer)

Official Statement from Mandriva (07/20/2006)

Mandriva does not enable the -r option in syslogd per default, which prevents syslogd from listening for remote events. The -x option is also described in /etc/sysconfig/syslog for those who wish to enable the -r option.

Official Statement from Red Hat (12/06/2006)

Red Hat does not consider this to be a security issue. Enabling the -r option is not suggested without the -x option which is clearly documented in the /etc/sysconfig/syslog configuration file.

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Hyperlink Resource
http://www.securityfocus.com/archive/1/archive/1/429618/100/0/threaded Vendor Advisory
http://www.securityfocus.com/archive/1/archive/1/429739/100/0/threaded Patch Vendor Advisory
https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/25672

Technical Details

Vulnerability Type (View All)

Vulnerable software and versions Switch to CPE 2.2

Configuration 1
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cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.20.1:*:*:*:*:*:*:*

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Change History

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Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2006-1624
NVD Published Date:
04/05/2006
NVD Last Modified:
07/19/2017