Mandrake Linux Security Advisory : rsync (MDKSA-2004:083)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 14332


The remote Mandrake Linux host is missing a security update.


An advisory was sent out by the rsync team regarding a security vulnerability in all versions of rsync prior to and including 2.6.2.
If rsync is running in daemon mode, and not in a chrooted environment, it is possible for a remote attacker to trick rsyncd into creating an absolute pathname while sanitizing it. This vulnerability allows a remote attacker to possibly read/write to/from files outside of the rsync directory.

The updated packages are patched to prevent this problem.


Update the affected rsync package.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 14332

File Name: mandrake_MDKSA-2004-083.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.16 $

Type: local

Published: 2004/08/22

Modified: 2013/05/31

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 6.4

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/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: 2004/08/17

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2004-0792

MDKSA: 2004:083