Debian DSA-4068-1 : rsync - security update

critical Nessus Plugin ID 105332
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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: Critical

ID: 105332

File Name: debian_DSA-4068.nasl

Version: 3.5

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 12/18/2017

Updated: 1/4/2021

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.9


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.5

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


Risk Factor: Critical

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: 12/17/2017

Reference Information

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

DSA: 4068