GLSA-201702-05 : Lsyncd: Remote execution of arbitrary code

This script is Copyright (C) 2017 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

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

Description :

The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-201702-05
(Lsyncd: Remote execution of arbitrary code)

default-rsyncssh.lua in Lsyncd performed insufficient sanitising of
filenames.

Impact :

An attacker, able to control files processed by Lsyncd, could possibly
execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the process or cause a
Denial of Service condition.

Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.

See also :

https://security.gentoo.org/glsa/201702-05

Solution :

All Lsyncd users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=app-admin/lsyncd-2.1.6'

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.5
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)

Family: Gentoo Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 97111 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2014-8990

Ready to Amp Up Your Nessus Experience?

Get Nessus Professional to scan unlimited IPs, run compliance checks & more

Buy Nessus Professional Now