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Security Issues in Network Event Logging (syslog)
(concluded WG)

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Group
Name: Security Issues in Network Event Logging
Acronym:syslog
Area:Security Area (sec)
State: Concluded
Charter: charter-ietf-syslog-04 (Approved)
More info: Additional SYSLOG Page
Personnel
Chairs: Chris Lonvick <clonvick@cisco.com>
David Harrington <ietfdbh@comcast.net>
Mailing List
Address:syslog@ietf.org
To Subscribe:syslog-request@ietf.org
Archive:http://www.ietf.org/mail-archive/web/syslog

Charter for Working Group


Syslog has been a de-facto standard for logging system events for long
time. The syslog WG recently completed standardization of the syslog
protocol (RFC 5424), secure transport of the syslog protocol over TLS
(RFC 5425), and non-secure transport over UDP (RFC 5426).

The WG under this charter will standardize a DTLS transport for syslog,
providing a secure transport for syslog messages in cases where a
connection-less transport is desired. The threats that this WG will
primarily address are modification, disclosure, and masquerade. A
secondary threat is message stream modification. These are consistent
with those addressed in RFC 5425. Draft-feng-syslog-transport-dtls is
already similar to RFC 5425 in this respect, so this draft will become
the starting point for the WG document, which the WG will adjust as
needed, and merge desired features from other sources, such as
draft-petch-gerhards-syslog-transport-dtls, draft-hardaker-isms-dtls-tm,
and draft-seggelmann-tls-dtls-heartbeat.

The WG will also complete the ongoing work to specify a standardized
mechanism for signing syslog messages (draft-ietf-syslog-sign).

Milestones

Done
Post as an Internet Draft the observed behavior of the Syslog protocol for consideration as an Informational Document.
Done
Submit Syslog protocol document to IESG for consideration as an INFORMATIONAL RFC.
Done
Post as an Internet Draft the specification for an authenticated Syslog for consideration as a Standards Track RFC.
Done
Post an Internet Draft describing enhancements to the Syslog authentication protocol to add verification of delivery and other security services.
Done
Submit Syslog Authentication Protocol Enhancement to IESG for consideration as a PROPOSED STANDARD.
Done
Submit Syslog UDP Transport Mapping to the IESG for consideration as a PROPOSED STANDARD
Done
Submit Syslog Protocol to the IESG for consideration as a PROPOSED STANDARD
Done
Submit Syslog TLS Transport Mapping to the IESG for consideration as a PROPOSED STANDARD
Done
Submit a document that defines a message signing and ordering mechanism to the IESG for consideration as a PROPOSED STANDARD
Done
Submit Syslog DTLS Transport Mapping to the IESG for consideration as a PROPOSED STANDARD