RHEL 6 : rsync (RHSA-2011:0390)

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Synopsis :

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

Description :

An updated rsync package that fixes one security issue is now
available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.

The Red Hat Security Response Team has rated this update as having
moderate security impact. A Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS)
base score, which gives a detailed severity rating, is available from
the CVE link in the References section.

rsync is a program for synchronizing files over a network.

A memory corruption flaw was found in the way the rsync client
processed malformed file list data. If an rsync client used the
'--recursive' and '--delete' options without the '--owner' option when
connecting to a malicious rsync server, the malicious server could
cause rsync on the client system to crash or, possibly, execute
arbitrary code with the privileges of the user running rsync.
(CVE-2011-1097)

Red Hat would like to thank Wayne Davison and Matt McCutchen for
reporting this issue.

Users of rsync should upgrade to this updated package, which contains
a backported patch to resolve this issue.

See also :

https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2011-1097.html
http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2011-0390.html

Solution :

Update the affected rsync and / or rsync-debuginfo packages.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 5.1
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:H/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)

Family: Red Hat Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 53204 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2011-1097