I have the following line in my /etc/rsyslog.conf

:programname, contains, "suhosin" /var/log/suhosin.log

which logs all php security related incidents to /var/log/suhosin.log. That is nice, but I would like rsyslog to execute my script action.sh instead of logging to file. How could I do that?


You are looking for omprog.

       binary="/pathto/omprog.py --parm1=\"value 1\" --parm2=\"value2\"

See the docs for more details: http://www.rsyslog.com/doc/v8-stable/configuration/modules/omprog.html


Maybe you should use something like http://www.logcheck.org/ instead of running your script for each security incident via rsyslog.


The following runs "hi.bash" for me if a message contains "hellothere"

:msg, regex, "hellothere" ^/usr/local/bin/hi.bash

According to the docs, it waits for it to finish, so although it works, I imagine it causes dropped events.

There's a way to send a Templated parameter, but I haven't played with it.

  • Worked great! Make sure hi.bash has appropriate execute rights for your situation (ie 755). – Kidquick Jun 1 '18 at 23:59

Suhosin can execute a script for each log message. Example php.ini:


From the documentation: "The script is called with 2 parameters. The first one is the alert class in string notation and the second parameter is the log message."

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