Ubuntu 7.04 / 7.10 : rsync vulnerability (USN-600-1)

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2008-2013 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2008-2013 Tenable Network Security, Inc.

Synopsis :

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

Description :

Sebastian Krahmer discovered that rsync could overflow when handling
ACLs. An attacker could construct a malicious set of files that when
processed by rsync could lead to arbitrary code execution or a crash.

Solution :

Update the affected rsync package.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.5

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 31966 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2008-1720