Mandrake Linux Security Advisory : rsync (MDKSA-2004:042)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 14141


The remote Mandrake Linux host is missing a security update.


Rsync before 2.6.1 does not properly sanitize paths when running a read/write daemon without using chroot, allows remote attackers to write files outside of the module's path.

The updated packages provide a patched rsync to correct this problem.


Update the affected rsync package.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 14141

File Name: mandrake_MDKSA-2004-042.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.15 $

Type: local

Published: 2004/07/31

Modified: 2013/05/31

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 5

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:rsync, cpe:/o:mandrakesoft:mandrake_linux:10.0, cpe:/o:mandrakesoft:mandrake_linux:9.1, cpe:/o:mandrakesoft:mandrake_linux:9.2

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/cpu, Host/Mandrake/release, Host/Mandrake/rpm-list

Patch Publication Date: 2004/05/10

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2004-0426

MDKSA: 2004:042