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Date: Tue, 31 May 2011 16:18:50 -0400 (EDT)
From: Josh Bressers <>
Cc: coley <>
Subject: Re: CVE Request -- syslog-ng -- Possible DoS

----- Original Message -----
> Hi All,
> In syslog-ng if a recent enough libpcre is installed (ie. 8.12 or newer)
> there is a possible Denial of Service.
> In our (BalaBit) opinion tis is not a big security issue, because if you
> use the vulnerable setting you will run into the DoS for sure without any
> malicious attack.
> The attack vector is that the attacker send a message which the regexp
> not match.
> But because of this bug get this amount of attention, it' may worth the
> CVE id.
> References:

Please use CVE-2011-1951.



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