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[OpenBSD] [syslogd] false src-IP when logging to remote syslogd
OpenBSD's syslogd (Tested on OpenBSD 2.9 - 3.2, i386 only) seems to have
a bug that might lead to false information on a remote syslog-server.
The problem can be reproduced by changing the machines IP using ifconfig
and NOT rebooting the whole machine. Though the machine should not use
the old IP anymore, packets from syslogd to the remote syslog-server
(514/UDP) originate with the OLD source IP, the OpenBSD machine had
Though this is not a severe security issue which leads into a compromise
of the system itself, it is an issue that leads into false information
on the remote syslogd server, because the packets seem to originate from
an address they are not really coming from.
This might for example result in ID-systems reporting alarms from the
wrong server or even worse not report alarms at all, depending on the
The people at OpenBSD have been informed about this today via
sendbug(1), but the Bug Tracking System seems to be disabled at the