Debian DSA-4068-1 : rsync - security update

High Nessus Plugin ID 105332


The remote Debian host is missing a security-related update.


Several vulnerabilities were discovered in rsync, a fast, versatile, remote (and local) file-copying tool, allowing a remote attacker to bypass intended access restrictions or cause a denial of service.


Upgrade the rsync packages.

For the oldstable distribution (jessie), these problems have been fixed in version 3.1.1-3+deb8u1.

For the stable distribution (stretch), these problems have been fixed in version 3.1.2-1+deb9u1.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 105332

File Name: debian_DSA-4068.nasl

Version: 3.4

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2017/12/18

Updated: 2018/11/13

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 7.5

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P

CVSS v3.0

Base Score: 9.8

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:rsync, cpe:/o:debian:debian_linux:8.0, cpe:/o:debian:debian_linux:9.0

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/Debian/release, Host/Debian/dpkg-l

Patch Publication Date: 2017/12/17

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2017-16548, CVE-2017-17433, CVE-2017-17434

DSA: 4068