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CVE-2008-5617 Detail

Description

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.

Source:  MITRE
Description Last Modified:  12/16/2008

Impact

CVSS v2.0 Severity and Metrics:

Base Score: 8.5 HIGH
Vector: (AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:P/A:C) (V2 legend)
Impact Subscore: 7.8
Exploitability Subscore: 10.0


Access Vector (AV): Network
Access Complexity (AC): Low
Authentication (AU): None
Confidentiality (C): None
Integrity (I): Partial
Availability (A): Complete
Additional Information:
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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Hyperlink Resource
http://www.rsyslog.com/Article322.phtml Patch Vendor Advisory
http://www.rsyslog.com/Article327.phtml
http://www.rsyslog.com/Topic4.phtml
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/32630
https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/47080

Technical Details

Vulnerability Type (View All)

  • Permissions, Privileges, and Access Control (CWE-264)

Change History

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Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2008-5617
NVD Published Date:
12/16/2008
NVD Last Modified:
08/07/2017