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

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2008-2016 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2008-2016 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.

Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding
description block directly from the Ubuntu security advisory. Tenable
has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible
without introducing additional issues.

Solution :

Update the affected rsync package.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.5
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 31966 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2008-1720