Scientific Linux Security Update : rsync on SL6.x i386/x86_64

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Synopsis :

The remote Scientific Linux host is missing a security update.

Description :

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)

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

See also :

http://www.nessus.org/u?4c920ec5

Solution :

Update the affected rsync package.

Risk factor :

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

Family: Scientific Linux Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 61003 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2011-1097