USN-3612-1: librelp vulnerability
28 March 2018
A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:
- Ubuntu 14.04 LTS
librelp could be made to crash or run programs if it received specially crafted network traffic.
- librelp - Reliable Event Logging Protocol (RELP) library
Bas van Schaik and Kevin Backhouse discovered that librelp incorrectly handled checking certain x509 certificates. A remote attacker able to connect to rsyslog could possibly use this issue to execute arbitrary code.
The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following package versions:
To update your system, please follow these instructions: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Security/Upgrades.
After a standard system update you need to restart rsyslog to make all the necessary changes.