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Vulnerability Details : CVE-2007-6437

Balabit syslog-ng 2.0.x before 2.0.6 and 2.1.x before 2.1.8 allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (crash) via a message with a timestamp that does not contain a trailing space, which triggers a NULL pointer dereference.
Publish Date : 2007-12-19 Last Update Date : 2008-09-05
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- CVSS Scores & Vulnerability Types

CVSS Score
Confidentiality Impact None (There is no impact to the confidentiality of the system.)
Integrity Impact None (There is no impact to the integrity of the system)
Availability Impact Partial (There is reduced performance or interruptions in resource availability.)
Access Complexity Low (Specialized access conditions or extenuating circumstances do not exist. Very little knowledge or skill is required to exploit. )
Authentication Not required (Authentication is not required to exploit the vulnerability.)
Gained Access None
Vulnerability Type(s) Denial Of Service

- Related OVAL Definitions

Title Definition Id Class Family
DSA-1464 syslog-ng -- null pointer dereference oval:org.mitre.oval:def:8172 unix
DSA-1464-1 syslog-ng - denial of service oval:org.mitre.oval:def:20146 unix
OVAL (Open Vulnerability and Assessment Language) definitions define exactly what should be done to verify a vulnerability or a missing patch. Check out the OVAL definitions if you want to learn what you should do to verify a vulnerability.

- Products Affected By CVE-2007-6437

# Product Type Vendor Product Version Update Edition Language
1 Application Balabit Syslog-ng Open Source Edition 2.0.6 Version Details Vulnerabilities
2 Application Balabit Syslog-ng Premium Edition 2.1.8 Version Details Vulnerabilities

- Number Of Affected Versions By Product

Vendor Product Vulnerable Versions
Balabit Syslog-ng Open Source Edition 1
Balabit Syslog-ng Premium Edition 1

- References For CVE-2007-6437
GENTOO GLSA-200712-19
OSVDB 39551
BUGTRAQ 20071217 Re: [syslog-ng] ZSA-2007-029: syslog-ng Denial of Service
BID 26897 BalaBit IT Security syslog-ng NULL-Pointer Dereference Denial of Service Vulnerability Release Date:2008-01-22 CONFIRM
BUGTRAQ 20071217 ZSA-2007-029: syslog-ng Denial of Service
SECTRACK 1019105
VUPEN ADV-2007-4257
XF syslogng-timestamp-dos(39082)

- Metasploit Modules Related To CVE-2007-6437

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