log2mail log file buffer overflow

log2mail-log-file-bo (10527) The risk level is classified as HighHigh Risk


log2mail is vulnerable to a static buffer overflow. By sending a request that would cause a malicious log entry to be recorded, a remote or local attacker could overflow a buffer and execute arbitrary code on the system with root privileges, once log2mail scans the malicious log entry and attempts to send an email to the administrator.


Gain Access


For Debian GNU/Linux 3.0 (woody):
Upgrade to the latest log2mail package ( or later), as listed in DSA-186-1. See References.

For other distributions:
Contact your vendor for upgrade or patch information.


  • Freshmeat.net Web site: Project details for log2mail.
  • BID-6089: Michael Krax log2mail Remote Buffer Overflow Vulnerability
  • CVE-2002-1251: Buffer overflow in log2mail before allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code via a long log message.
  • DSA-186: log2mail -- buffer overflow
  • OSVDB ID: 14517: log2mail Log Message Remote Overflow

Platforms Affected:

  • Debian Debian Linux 3.0
  • Michael Krax log2mail prior to


Nov 01, 2002

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