Mandrake Linux Security Advisory : rsync (MDKSA-2004:083)

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Synopsis :

The remote Mandrake Linux host is missing a security update.

Description :

An advisory was sent out by the rsync team regarding a security
vulnerability in all versions of rsync prior to and including 2.6.2.
If rsync is running in daemon mode, and not in a chrooted environment,
it is possible for a remote attacker to trick rsyncd into creating an
absolute pathname while sanitizing it. This vulnerability allows a
remote attacker to possibly read/write to/from files outside of the
rsync directory.

The updated packages are patched to prevent this problem.

See also :

http://samba.org/rsync/#security_aug04

Solution :

Update the affected rsync package.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 6.4
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:N)

Family: Mandriva Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 14332 (mandrake_MDKSA-2004-083.nasl)

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2004-0792

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