Ubuntu 14.04 : rsync vulnerability (USN-2171-1)

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2014-2015 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2014-2015 Tenable Network Security, Inc.

Synopsis :

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

Description :

Ryan Finnie discovered that the rsync daemon incorrectly handled
invalid usernames. A remote attacker could use this issue to cause
rsync to consume resources, resulting in a denial of service.

Solution :

Update the affected rsync package.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.8
CVSS Temporal Score : 6.8
Public Exploit Available : false

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 73681 ()

Bugtraq ID: 66929

CVE ID: CVE-2014-2855