Ubuntu 9.10 / 10.04 LTS / 10.10 : rsync vulnerability (USN-1124-1)

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2011-2014 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2011-2014 Tenable Network Security, Inc.

Synopsis :

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

Description :

It was discovered that rsync incorrectly handled memory when certain
recursion, deletion and ownership options were used. If a user were
tricked into connecting to a malicious server, a remote attacker could
cause a denial of service or execute arbitrary code with privileges of
the user invoking the program.

Solution :

Update the affected rsync package.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 5.1
CVSS Temporal Score : 4.4
Public Exploit Available : false

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 55084 ()

Bugtraq ID: 47064

CVE ID: CVE-2011-1097