RHEL 2.1 : rsh (RHSA-2005:495)

This script is Copyright (C) 2005-2014 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

The remote Red Hat host is missing one or more security updates.

Description :

Updated rsh packages that fix a theoretical security issue are now
available.

This update has been rated as having low security impact by the Red
Hat Security Response Team

The rsh package contains a set of programs that allow users to run
commands on remote machines, login to other machines, and copy files
between machines, using the rsh, rlogin, and rcp commands. All three
of these commands use rhosts-style authentication.

The rcp protocol allows a server to instruct a client to write to
arbitrary files outside of the current directory. This could
potentially cause a security issue if a user uses rcp to copy files
from a malicious server. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures
project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the name CVE-2004-0175 to this
issue.

All users of rsh should upgrade to these updated packages, which
resolve these issues.

See also :

https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2004-0175.html
http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2005-495.html

Solution :

Update the affected rsh and / or rsh-server packages.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 4.3
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:P/A:N)

Family: Red Hat Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 18472 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2004-0175