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LSE Leading Security Experts GmbH - LSE-2013-07-03 - rsyslog ElasticSearch Plugin
From: "LSE Leading Security Experts GmbH \(Security Advisories\)" <advisories () lsexperts de>
Date: Fri, 05 Jul 2013 08:59:41 +0200

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=== LSE Leading Security Experts GmbH - Security Advisory 2013-07-03 ===

rsyslog ElasticSearch Plugin - Double Free Memory Corruption
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Affected Version
================
rsyslog 7.4.0 stable <= 7.4.1 stable
rsyslog 7.3.2 devel  <= 7.5.1 devel

Problem Overview
================
Technical Risk: high
Likelihood of Exploitation: low
Vendor: Adiscon GmbH, Nathan Scott, Rainer Gerhards
Credits: LSE Leading Security Experts GmbH employee Markus Vervier and
Marius Ionescu
Advisory URL: http://www.lsexperts.de/advisories/lse-2013-07-03.txt
Advisory Status: Public
CVE-Number: CVE-2013-4758

Problem Impact
==============
While conducting a code review, a double free memory corruption
vulnerability was discovered in the ElasticSearch plugin of rsyslog.
This could allow a remote attacker to crash rsyslog and possibly
execute code if he can manipulate JSON responses from ElasticSearch.

Problem Description
===================
A double free memory corruption exists in all implementations of the
rsyslog omelasticsearch plugin up to 7.4.1 stable and 7.5.1 devel
having the "errorfile" parameter explicitly set for local logging.
The variable "rendered" in function writeDataError of
omelasticsearch.c is freed twice. This allows heap corruption and
possible code execution if an attacker is able to control memory
between subsequent calls to free.

Temporary Workaround and Fix
============================
It is advised to update to version 7.4.2 stable or 7.5.2 of rsyslog as
soon as possible.

As a workaround the "errorfile" configuration parameter should be
disabled, as is the default in rsyslog.

History
=======
2013-06-27  Problem discovery during code review at customer
2013-07-03  Original vendor contacted
2013-07-03  Vulnerability confirmed by vendor
2013-07-03  Fix released
2013-07-04  CVE-2013-4758 assigned
2013-07-05  Coordinated advisory release
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