Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 813079
rsyslog segfaults attempting to read a malformed / old format spool file
Last modified: 2012-06-20 02:59:04 EDT
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
rsyslog 5.8.7 and older.
Steps to Reproduce:
Put the attached 'malformed-qfile.qi' into /tmp.
$ /sbin/rsyslogd -c 5 -dnf /tmp/rsyslog.conf
Aborted (core dumped)
Will be fixed by a rebase to upstream version 5.8.10.
Created attachment 577828 [details]
malformed spool file
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When the daemon was supplied with malformed spool files, the related data were incorrectly deinitialized.
Because of the handling of the data, the daemon sometimes aborted.
The code was modified to properly deinitialize the data.
The daemon doesn't abort.
Since the problem described in this bug report should be
resolved in a recent advisory, it has been closed with a
resolution of ERRATA.
For information on the advisory, and where to find the updated
files, follow the link below.
If the solution does not work for you, open a new bug report.