Date: Wed, 23 May 2001 15:24:40 +0300 From: Jarno Huuskonen <Jarno.Huuskonen@....fi> To: owl-users@...ts.openwall.com Subject: Re: sysklogd On Wed, May 23, solar@...nwall.com wrote: > We need to update to 1.4.1 for the newer klogd, but we also need to > switch to an alternative syslogd. Have you decided which alternative ? If I remeber correctly this was discussed on security-audit list. > > This version (klogd) has a bug: NULL-byte? can > > cause klogd to consume all available cpu. I think this happens at least with > > 2.4.x 3c59x-driver. > > After about 20 minutes of searching, I actually found that there > really is the bug matching your description. It's not fixed with 1.4 > and I believe was never reported to the proper places despite being > fixed in Debian three months ago (with 1.4.1, which I haven't seen > announced). I'll bring this to vendor-sec now. Thanks. Yes, the fixed version is 1.4.1 (not 1.4 like I remembered) I noticed the problem about 2 months ago with my laptop, because after every suspend/resume (reloading the network driver) klogd ate 100% cpu. After searching if others had noticed the same symptoms I found that 1.4.1 has the bug fixed. The 1.4.1 version is available from: http://www.ibiblio.org/pub/Linux/system/daemons/ (I think the klogd cpu bug is mentioned in the changelog). -Jarno -- Jarno Huuskonen - System Administrator | Jarno.Huuskonen@....fi University of Kuopio - Computer Center | Work: +358 17 162822 PO BOX 1627, 70211 Kuopio, Finland | Mobile: +358 40 5388169
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