CVE-2019-17042 Detail

Current Description

An issue was discovered in Rsyslog v8.1908.0. contrib/pmcisconames/pmcisconames.c has a heap overflow in the parser for Cisco log messages. The parser tries to locate a log message delimiter (in this case, a space or a colon), but fails to account for strings that do not satisfy this constraint. If the string does not match, then the variable lenMsg will reach the value zero and will skip the sanity check that detects invalid log messages. The message will then be considered valid, and the parser will eat up the nonexistent colon delimiter. In doing so, it will decrement lenMsg, a signed integer, whose value was zero and now becomes minus one. The following step in the parser is to shift left the contents of the message. To do this, it will call memmove with the right pointers to the target and destination strings, but the lenMsg will now be interpreted as a huge value, causing a heap overflow.


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NIST CVSS score
NIST: NVD
Base Score:  9.8 CRITICAL
Vector:  CVSS:3.1/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H


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Hyperlink Resource
http://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse-security-announce/2019-11/msg00031.html
http://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse-security-announce/2019-11/msg00032.html
https://github.com/rsyslog/rsyslog/blob/v8-stable/ChangeLog Release Notes 
https://github.com/rsyslog/rsyslog/pull/3883 Patch  Third Party Advisory 
https://lists.fedoraproject.org/archives/list/package-announce@lists.fedoraproject.org/message/KPNCHI7X2IEXRH6RYD6IDPR4PLB5RPC7/
https://lists.fedoraproject.org/archives/list/package-announce@lists.fedoraproject.org/message/W6SUQE25RD37CD24BHKUWMG27U5RQ2FU/

Weakness Enumeration

CWE-ID CWE Name Source
CWE-120 Buffer Copy without Checking Size of Input ('Classic Buffer Overflow') cwe source acceptance level NIST  

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Change History

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Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2019-17042
NVD Published Date:
10/07/2019
NVD Last Modified:
11/13/2019
Source:
MITRE