Ubuntu 6.06 LTS / 6.10 / 7.04 : rsync vulnerability (USN-500-1)

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2007-2014 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2007-2014 Tenable Network Security, Inc.

Synopsis :

The remote Ubuntu host is missing a security-related patch.

Description :

Sebastian Krahmer discovered that rsync contained an off-by-one
miscalculation when handling certain file paths. By creating a
specially crafted tree of files and tricking an rsync server into
processing them, a remote attacker could write a single NULL to stack
memory, possibly leading to arbitrary code execution.

Solution :

Update the affected rsync package.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 6.8
CVSS Temporal Score : 5.9
Public Exploit Available : false

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 28103 ()

Bugtraq ID: 25336

CVE ID: CVE-2007-4091