GLSA-201805-04 : rsync: Arbitrary command execution

high Nessus Plugin ID 109627
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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: High

ID: 109627

File Name: gentoo_GLSA-201805-04.nasl

Version: 1.2

Type: local

Published: 5/9/2018

Updated: 6/7/2018

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Low

Score: 3.6


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 5

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


Risk Factor: High

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: 5/8/2018

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2018-5764

GLSA: 201805-04