Rsyslog is a rocket-fast system for log processing. Modules for TCP syslog reception have a potential heap buffer overflow when octet-counted framing is used. This can result in a segfault or some other malfunction. As of our understanding, this vulnerability can not be used for remote code execution. But there may still be a slight chance for experts to do that. The bug occurs when the octet count is read. While there is a check for the maximum number of octets, digits are written to a heap buffer even when the octet count is over the maximum, This can be used to overrun the memory buffer. However, once the sequence of digits stop, no additional characters can be added to the buffer. In our opinion, this makes remote exploits impossible or at least highly complex. Octet-counted framing is one of two potential framing modes. It is relatively uncommon, but enabled by default on receivers. Modules `imtcp`, `imptcp`, `imgssapi`, and `imhttp` are used for regular syslog message reception. It is best practice not to directly expose them to the public. When this practice is followed, the risk is considerably lower. Module `imdiag` is a diagnostics module primarily intended for testbench runs. We do not expect it to be present on any production installation. Octet-counted framing is not very common. Usually, it needs to be specifically enabled at senders. If users do not need it, they can turn it off for the most important modules. This will mitigate the vulnerability.
Max CVSS
8.1
EPSS Score
10.74%
Published
2022-05-06
Updated
2023-06-23
rsyslog librelp version 1.2.14 and earlier contains a Buffer Overflow vulnerability in the checking of x509 certificates from a peer that can result in Remote code execution. This attack appear to be exploitable a remote attacker that can connect to rsyslog and trigger a stack buffer overflow by sending a specially crafted x509 certificate.
Max CVSS
9.8
EPSS Score
40.67%
Published
2018-03-23
Updated
2023-06-12
A denial of service vulnerability was found in rsyslog in the imptcp module. An attacker could send a specially crafted message to the imptcp socket, which would cause rsyslog to crash. Versions before 8.27.0 are vulnerable.
Max CVSS
7.5
EPSS Score
2.83%
Published
2019-01-25
Updated
2022-10-06
The zmq3 input and output modules in rsyslog before 8.28.0 interpreted description fields as format strings, possibly allowing a format string attack with unspecified impact.
Max CVSS
9.8
EPSS Score
0.28%
Published
2017-08-06
Updated
2017-08-14
Integer overflow in rsyslog before 7.6.7 and 8.x before 8.4.2 and sysklogd 1.5 and earlier allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (crash) via a large priority (PRI) value. NOTE: this vulnerability exists because of an incomplete fix for CVE-2014-3634.
Max CVSS
5.0
EPSS Score
12.65%
Published
2014-11-02
Updated
2016-10-18
rsyslog before 7.6.6 and 8.x before 8.4.1 and sysklogd 1.5 and earlier allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (crash), possibly execute arbitrary code, or have other unspecified impact via a crafted priority (PRI) value that triggers an out-of-bounds array access.
Max CVSS
7.5
EPSS Score
22.67%
Published
2014-11-02
Updated
2016-10-18
Integer overflow in the rsCStrExtendBuf function in runtime/stringbuf.c in the imfile module in rsyslog 4.x before 4.6.6, 5.x before 5.7.4, and 6.x before 6.1.4 allows local users to cause a denial of service (daemon hang) via a large file, which triggers a heap-based buffer overflow.
Max CVSS
2.1
EPSS Score
0.04%
Published
2012-09-25
Updated
2023-02-13

CVE-2011-3200

Public exploit
Stack-based buffer overflow in the parseLegacySyslogMsg function in tools/syslogd.c in rsyslogd in rsyslog 4.6.x before 4.6.8 and 5.2.0 through 5.8.4 might allow remote attackers to cause a denial of service (application exit) via a long TAG in a legacy syslog message.
Max CVSS
5.0
EPSS Score
14.26%
Published
2011-09-06
Updated
2011-09-23
8 vulnerabilities found
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