FreeBSD : rsync -- path sanitizing vulnerability (2689f4cb-ec4c-11d8-9440-000347a4fa7d)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 18874


The remote FreeBSD host is missing a security-related update.


An rsync security advisory reports :

There is a path-sanitizing bug that affects daemon mode in all recent rsync versions (including 2.6.2) but only if chroot is disabled.

The bug may allow a remote user to access files outside of an rsync module's configured path with the privileges configured for that module.


Update the affected package.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 18874

File Name: freebsd_pkg_2689f4cbec4c11d89440000347a4fa7d.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.11 $

Type: local

Published: 2005/07/13

Modified: 2013/06/21

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:freebsd:freebsd:rsync, cpe:/o:freebsd:freebsd

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/FreeBSD/release, Host/FreeBSD/pkg_info

Patch Publication Date: 2004/08/26

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2004/08/12

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2004-0792

OSVDB: 8829

Secunia: 12294