GLSA-201805-04 : rsync: Arbitrary command execution

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 109627


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


The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-201805-04 (rsync: Arbitrary command execution)

A vulnerability was discovered in rsync’s parse_arguments function in options.c.
Impact :

Remote attackers could possibly execute arbitrary commands with the privilege of the process.
Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.


All rsync users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=net-misc/rsync-3.1.3'

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 109627

File Name: gentoo_GLSA-201805-04.nasl

Version: 1.2

Type: local

Published: 2018/05/09

Updated: 2018/06/07

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 5

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

CVSS v3.0

Base Score: 7.5

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:gentoo:linux:rsync, cpe:/o:gentoo:linux

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/Gentoo/release, Host/Gentoo/qpkg-list

Patch Publication Date: 2018/05/08

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2018-5764

GLSA: 201805-04