RHEL 2.1 / 3 : rsync (RHSA-2004:192)

This script is Copyright (C) 2004-2014 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

The remote Red Hat host is missing a security update.

Description :

An updated rsync package that fixes a directory traversal security
flaw is now available.

Rsync is a program for synchronizing files over a network.

Rsync before 2.6.1 does not properly sanitize paths when running a
read/write daemon without using chroot. This could allow a remote
attacker to write files outside of the module's 'path', depending on
the privileges assigned to the rsync daemon. Users not running an
rsync daemon, running a read-only daemon, or running a chrooted daemon
are not affected by this issue. The Common Vulnerabilities and
Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the name CVE-2004-0426
to this issue.

Users of Rsync are advised to upgrade to this updated package, which
contains a backported patch and is not affected by this issue.

See also :

https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2004-0426.html
http://rsync.samba.org/#security_apr04
http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2004-192.html

Solution :

Update the affected rsync package.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 5.0
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:P/A:N)

Family: Red Hat Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 12497 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2004-0426