GLSA-201605-04 : rsync: Multiple vulnerabilities

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Synopsis :

The remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related

Description :

The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-201605-04
(rsync: Multiple vulnerabilities)

Multiple vulnerabilities have been discovered in rsync. Please review
the CVE identifiers referenced below for details.

Impact :

Remote attackers could write arbitrary files via symlink attacks.

Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.

See also :

Solution :

All rsync users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=net-misc/rsync-3.1.2'

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 6.4

Family: Gentoo Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 91377 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2014-8242

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