rsyslog GnuTLS error -50

Bug #1673717 reported by halfgaar on 2017-03-17
This bug affects 2 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
rsyslog (Debian)
Fix Released
rsyslog (Ubuntu)
Brian Murray

Bug Description

Exactly the same as this:


> rsyslogd-2078: unexpected GnuTLS error -50 in nsd_gtls.c:530: The
> request is invalid. [v8.16.0 try ]

Provided patch in works.

Please apply patch or upgrade rsyslog.

Ubuntu 16.04 AMD64
Rsyslog 8.16.0-1ubuntu3

halfgaar (wiebe-halfgaar) wrote :

What is this bug's destiny?

Changed in rsyslog (Debian):
status: Unknown → New
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

Status changed to 'Confirmed' because the bug affects multiple users.

Changed in rsyslog (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
Brian Murray (brian-murray) wrote :

The Ubuntu Stable Release Update process requires a test case,, if you provide one I'll be happy to upload the fix.

tags: added: xenial
Malte Schmidt (maltris) wrote :

Test case

Step 1:

Create a rsyslog-config using gtls:


Step 2:

To generate the needed ca-, key-, cert-files, follow the guide at

Step 3:

Setup a client, which relays logs to the server that was just set up

Step 4:

Check the rsyslog-log for the errors mentioned in the initial post.

Brian Murray (brian-murray) wrote :

This actually seems to affect all supported releases of Ubuntu as rsyslog hasn't been updated since the 8.16 release in early 2016.

Changed in rsyslog (Ubuntu):
status: Confirmed → Triaged
importance: Undecided → Medium
Changed in rsyslog (Ubuntu):
assignee: nobody → Brian Murray (brian-murray)
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

This bug was fixed in the package rsyslog - 8.16.0-1ubuntu10

rsyslog (8.16.0-1ubuntu10) bionic; urgency=medium

  * fix-tls-connection-errrors.patch: Resolve unexpected GnuTLS error -50.
    (LP: #1673717)

 -- Brian Murray <email address hidden> Mon, 06 Nov 2017 15:05:10 -0800

Changed in rsyslog (Ubuntu):
status: Triaged → Fix Released
Changed in rsyslog (Debian):
status: New → Fix Released
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