A vulnerability has been reported in syslog-ng, which can be exploited by malicious people to cause a DoS (Denial of Service).
The vulnerability is caused due to the improper processing of incoming timestamps. This can be exploited to trigger a NULL pointer dereference via a specially crafted message containing a timestamp without a terminating space character.
The vulnerability is reported in syslog-ng versions prior to 2.0.6 and syslog-ng Premium Edition versions prior to 2.1.8.
Solution: Update to syslog-ng 2.0.6 or syslog-ng Premium Edition 2.1.8.
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Subject: syslog-ng Timestamps Denial of Service Vulnerability
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