Debian Security Advisory

DSA-4151-1 librelp -- security update

Date Reported:
26 Mar 2018
Affected Packages:
Security database references:
In Mitre's CVE dictionary: CVE-2018-1000140.
More information:

Bas van Schaik and Kevin Backhouse discovered a stack-based buffer overflow vulnerability in librelp, a library providing reliable event logging over the network, triggered while checking x509 certificates from a peer. A remote attacker able to connect to rsyslog can take advantage of this flaw for remote code execution by sending a specially crafted x509 certificate.

Details can be found in the upstream advisory:

For the oldstable distribution (jessie), this problem has been fixed in version 1.2.7-2+deb8u1.

For the stable distribution (stretch), this problem has been fixed in version 1.2.12-1+deb9u1.

We recommend that you upgrade your librelp packages.

For the detailed security status of librelp please refer to its security tracker page at: