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|Originally Published: Tuesday, 21 December 1999||Author: Quentin Cregan|
|Published to: news_enhance_security/Security News||Page: 1/1 - [Std View]|
The DoS on sysklogd
[BugTraq] "There is an even more compelling reason to upgrade: After my logs were rotated, I noticed that the background chatter of script kiddies probing my firewall ceased. It turns out that when syslogd is sent a HUP "signal, it closes and recreates the /dev/log socket. If this is a stream socket, then klogd (the daemon responsible for forwaring kernel log messages) fails. Basically, after your logs are rotated, all kernel log messages are lost. Update your syslogd now."