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CVE-2008-5618 Detail

Description

imudp in rsyslog 4.x before 4.1.2, 3.21 before 3.21.9 beta, and 3.20 before 3.20.2 generates a message even when it is sent by an unauthorized sender, which allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (disk consumption) via a large number of spurious messages.

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

Impact

CVSS v2.0 Severity and Metrics:

Base Score: 5.0 MEDIUM
Vector: (AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P) (V2 legend)
Impact Subscore: 2.9
Exploitability Subscore: 10.0


Access Vector (AV): Network
Access Complexity (AC): Low
Authentication (AU): None
Confidentiality (C): None
Integrity (I): None
Availability (A): Partial
Additional Information:
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/Topic4.phtml

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Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2008-5618
NVD Published Date:
12/16/2008
NVD Last Modified:
12/17/2008