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: https://www.rsyslog.com/cve-2018-1000140/
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: https://security-tracker.debian.org/tracker/librelp