Mandrake Linux Security Advisory : rsh (MDKSA-2005:100)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 18497


The remote Mandrake Linux host is missing one or more security updates.


A vulnerability in the rcp protocol was discovered that allows a server to instruct a client to write arbitrary files outside of the current directory, which could potentially be a security concern if a user used rcp to copy files from a malicious server.

The updated packages have been patched to correct this problem.


Update the affected rsh and / or rsh-server packages.

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 18497

File Name: mandrake_MDKSA-2005-100.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.16 $

Type: local

Published: 2005/06/16

Modified: 2013/05/31

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 4.3

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:rsh, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:rsh-server, cpe:/o:mandrakesoft:mandrake_linux:10.0, cpe:/o:mandrakesoft:mandrake_linux:10.1, x-cpe:/o:mandrakesoft:mandrake_linux:le2005

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

Patch Publication Date: 2005/06/14

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2004-0175

MDKSA: 2005:100

CWE: 22