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Vulnerability Details : CVE-2008-5617

The ACL handling in rsyslog 3.12.1 to 3.20.0, 4.1.0, and 4.1.1 does not follow $AllowedSender directive, which allows remote attackers to bypass intended access restrictions and spoof log messages or create a large number of spurious messages.
Publish Date : 2008-12-17 Last Update Date : 2017-08-08
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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 Partial (Modification of some system files or information is possible, but the attacker does not have control over what can be modified, or the scope of what the attacker can affect is limited.)
Availability Impact Complete (There is a total shutdown of the affected resource. The attacker can render the resource completely unavailable.)
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) Bypass a restriction or similar
CWE ID 264

- Vendor Statements

Not vulnerable. This issue did not affect the version of the rsyslog package, as shipped with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.
Source: Redhat

- Related OVAL Definitions

Title Definition Id Class Family
CVE-2008-5617 unix
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- Products Affected By CVE-2008-5617

# Product Type Vendor Product Version Update Edition Language
1 Application Rsyslog Rsyslog 3.12.1 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
2 Application Rsyslog Rsyslog 3.12.2 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
3 Application Rsyslog Rsyslog 3.12.3 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
4 Application Rsyslog Rsyslog 3.12.4 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
5 Application Rsyslog Rsyslog 3.12.5 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
6 Application Rsyslog Rsyslog 3.13.0 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
7 Application Rsyslog Rsyslog 3.15.0 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
8 Application Rsyslog Rsyslog 3.15.1 Beta * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
9 Application Rsyslog Rsyslog 3.17.0 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
10 Application Rsyslog Rsyslog 3.17.1 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
11 Application Rsyslog Rsyslog 3.17.4 Beta * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
12 Application Rsyslog Rsyslog 3.17.5 Beta * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
13 Application Rsyslog Rsyslog 3.19.0 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
14 Application Rsyslog Rsyslog 3.19.1 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
15 Application Rsyslog Rsyslog 3.19.2 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
16 Application Rsyslog Rsyslog 3.19.3 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
17 Application Rsyslog Rsyslog 3.19.4 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
18 Application Rsyslog Rsyslog 3.19.5 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
19 Application Rsyslog Rsyslog 3.19.6 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
20 Application Rsyslog Rsyslog 3.19.7 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
21 Application Rsyslog Rsyslog 3.19.8 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
22 Application Rsyslog Rsyslog 3.19.9 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
23 Application Rsyslog Rsyslog 3.19.10 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
24 Application Rsyslog Rsyslog 3.19.11 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
25 Application Rsyslog Rsyslog 3.19.12 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
26 Application Rsyslog Rsyslog 3.20.0 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
27 Application Rsyslog Rsyslog 4.1.0 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
28 Application Rsyslog Rsyslog 4.1.1 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities

- Number Of Affected Versions By Product

Vendor Product Vulnerable Versions
Rsyslog Rsyslog 28

- References For CVE-2008-5617 CONFIRM CONFIRM
BID 32630 RSyslog '$AllowedSender' Configuration Directive Security Bypass Vulnerability Release Date:2009-01-12
XF rsyslog-allowedsender-security-bypass(47080)

- Metasploit Modules Related To CVE-2008-5617

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