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Category:   Application (Generic)  >   sysklogd Vendors:   Wettstein, Greg
Sysklogd Memory Allocation Flaw May Let Remote Users Crash the Daemon
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1009976
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1009976
CVE Reference:   GENERIC-MAP-NOMATCH   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Apr 29 2004
Impact:   Denial of service via network

Version(s): 1.4.1, 1.4.1-14
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in sysklogd. A remote user may be able to cause the daemon to crash.

Steve Grubb reported that sysklogd does not allocate enough memory to store all its pointers in the crunch list. A remote user may be able to cause the daemon to write to unallocated memory and crash.

Impact:   A remote user may be able to cause sysklogd to crash.
Solution:   No upstream solution was available at the time of this entry.
Vendor URL:  www.infodrom.org/projects/sysklogd/ (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Boundary error, State error
Underlying OS:  Linux (Any), UNIX (Any)

Message History:   This archive entry has one or more follow-up message(s) listed below.
Apr 29 2004 (Mandrake Issues Fix) Sysklogd Memory Allocation Flaw May Let Remote Users Crash the Daemon
Mandrake has released a fix.
May 4 2004 (Slackware Issues Fix) Sysklogd Memory Allocation Flaw May Let Remote Users Crash the Daemon
Slackware has released a fix.



 Source Message Contents

Subject:  http://bugzilla.redhat.com/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=120453


http://bugzilla.redhat.com/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=120453

Steve Grubb reported that syslogd does not allocate enough memory to store all its 
pointers in the crunch list.

sysklogd-1.4.1-14 is affected.

 
 


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