Descriptionrsyslog uses weak permissions for generating log files, which allows local users to obtain sensitive information by reading files in /var/log/cron.
SourceCVE (at NVD; CERT, LWN, oss-sec, fulldisc, bugtraq, EDB, Metasploit, Red Hat, Ubuntu, Gentoo, SUSE bugzilla/CVE, Mageia, GitHub code/issues, web search, more)
NVD severitylow (attack range: local)

Vulnerable and fixed packages

The table below lists information on source packages.

Source PackageReleaseVersionStatus
rsyslog (PTS)jessie8.4.2-1+deb8u2vulnerable
buster, sid8.1901.0-1vulnerable

The information below is based on the following data on fixed versions.

PackageTypeReleaseFixed VersionUrgencyOriginDebian Bugs


The default for syslog is $FileCreateMode 0644 but the rsyslog.conf
provided by the Debian package sets $FileCreateMode 0640

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