[Logcheck-devel] Bug#383112: logcheck generates a security alert for bind FORMERR entries, regardless of regex

Michael Gurski debianbugs at gurski.org
Tue Aug 15 04:04:33 UTC 2006

Package: logcheck
Version: 1.2.47
Severity: normal

Even when using an ignore regex of ^.+$ or ^.+named.+$ in
/etc/logcheck/ignore.d.*/, logcheck generates a security alert entry
for bind FORMERR log messages, causing every logcheck email to be
flagged as an alert:

# sudo -u logcheck logcheck -o -t
This email is sent by logcheck. If you wish to no-longer receive it,
you can either deinstall the logcheck package or modify its
configuration file (/etc/logcheck/logcheck.conf).

Security Alerts
Aug 14 23:02:06 kadath named[6955]: FORMERR resolving 'attacker.com/NS/IN':
Aug 14 23:02:07 kadath named[6955]: FORMERR resolving 'attacker.com/NS/IN':

-- System Information:
Debian Release: testing/unstable
  APT prefers unstable
  APT policy: (500, 'unstable')
Architecture: amd64 (x86_64)
Shell:  /bin/sh linked to /bin/bash
Kernel: Linux 2.6.17-1-vserver-amd64-k8
Locale: LANG=C, LC_CTYPE=en_US (charmap=ISO-8859-1)

Versions of packages logcheck depends on:
ii  adduser          3.96                    Add and remove users and groups
ii  cron             3.0pl1-95               management of regular background p
ii  debconf [debconf 1.5.3                   Debian configuration management sy
ii  grep             2.5.1.ds2-5             GNU grep, egrep and fgrep
ii  lockfile-progs   0.1.10                  Programs for locking and unlocking
ii  logtail          1.2.47                  Print log file lines that have not
ii  mailx            1:8.1.2-0.20050715cvs-1 A simple mail user agent
ii  postfix [mail-tr 2.3.2-1                 A high-performance mail transport 
ii  syslog-ng [syste 2.0rc1-2                Next generation logging daemon

Versions of packages logcheck recommends:
ii  logcheck-database             1.2.47     database of system log rules for t

-- debconf information:
* logcheck/install-note:

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