RHEL 2.1 / 3 : rsync (RHSA-2004:436)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 14623


The remote Red Hat host is missing a security update.


An updated rsync package that fixes a path sanitizing bug is now available.

The rsync program synchronizes files over a network.

Versions of rsync up to and including version 2.6.2 contain a path sanitization issue. This issue could allow an attacker to read or write files outside of the rsync directory. This vulnerability is only exploitable when an rsync server is enabled and is not running within a chroot. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the name CVE-2004-0792 to this issue.

Users of rsync are advised to upgrade to this updated package, which contains a backported patch and is not affected by this issue.


Update the affected rsync package.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 14623

File Name: redhat-RHSA-2004-436.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.22 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2004/09/01

Modified: 2016/12/28

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:redhat:enterprise_linux:rsync, cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:2.1, cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:3

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

Patch Publication Date: 2004/09/01

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2004/08/13

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2004-0792

OSVDB: 8829

RHSA: 2004:436