This script is Copyright (C) 2004-2014 Tenable Network Security, Inc.
The remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related
The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200407-10
(rsync: Directory traversal in rsync daemon)
When rsyncd is used without chroot ('use chroot = false' in the rsyncd.conf
file), the paths sent by the client are not checked thoroughly enough. If
rsyncd is used with read-write permissions ('read only = false'), this
vulnerability can be used to write files anywhere with the rights of the
rsyncd daemon. With default Gentoo installations, rsyncd runs in a chroot,
without write permissions and with the rights of the 'nobody' user.
On affected configurations and if the rsync daemon runs under a privileged
user, a remote client can exploit this vulnerability to completely
compromise the host.
You should never set the rsync daemon to run with 'use chroot = false'. If
for some reason you have to run rsyncd without a chroot, then you should
not set 'read only = false'.
See also :
All users should update to the latest version of the rsync package.
# emerge sync
# emerge -pv '>=net-misc/rsync-2.6.0-r2'
# emerge '>=net-misc/rsync-2.6.0-r2'
Risk factor :
Medium / CVSS Base Score : 5.0
Family: Gentoo Local Security Checks
Nessus Plugin ID: 14543 (gentoo_GLSA-200407-10.nasl)
CVE ID: CVE-2004-0426