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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      Last Modified:  12/16/2008

Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2008-5617
Original release date:
12/16/2008
Last revised:
08/07/2017
Source:
US-CERT/NIST

Impact

CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
CVSS v2 Base Score:
8.5 HIGH
Vector:
(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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Hyperlink Resource Type Source Name
http://www.rsyslog.com/Article322.phtml Patch; Vendor Advisory External Source CONFIRM http://www.rsyslog.com/Article322.phtml
http://www.rsyslog.com/Article327.phtml External Source CONFIRM http://www.rsyslog.com/Article327.phtml
http://www.rsyslog.com/Topic4.phtml External Source CONFIRM http://www.rsyslog.com/Topic4.phtml
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/32630 External Source BID 32630
https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/47080 External Source XF rsyslog-allowedsender-security-bypass(47080)

Technical Details

Vulnerability Type (View All)

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

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