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Date: Thu, 22 Dec 2011 11:00:07 -0500
From: Kyle Creyts <>
Subject: Re: CVE Request -- rsyslog -- DoS due integer
 signedness error while extending rsyslog counted string buffer

This only applies when imfile is enabled, however, correct?
On Dec 22, 2011 7:20 AM, "Jan Lieskovsky" <> wrote:

> An integer signedness error, leading to heap based buffer overflow was
> found in
> the way the imfile module of rsyslog, an enhanced system logging and kernel
> message trapping daemon, processed text files larger than 64 KB. When the
> imfile rsyslog module was enabled, a local attacker could use this flaw to
> cause denial of service (rsyslogd daemon hang) via specially-crafted
> message,
> to be logged.
> Upstream bug report:
> [1]**show_bug.cgi?id=221<>
> Upstream patch:
> [2]**rsyslog.git;a=commit;h=**
> 6bad782f154b7f838c7371bf99c13f**6dc4ec4101<;a=commit;h=6bad782f154b7f838c7371bf99c13f6dc4ec4101>
> References:
> [3]**show_bug.cgi?id=769822<>
> Could you allocate a CVE id for this?
> Thank you && Regards, Jan.
> --
> Jan iankko Lieskovsky / Red Hat Security Response Team

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