FreeBSD : rsync -- off by one stack overflow (af8e3a0c-5009-11dc-8a43-003048705d5a)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 25942


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


BugTraq reports :

The rsync utility is prone to an off-by-one buffer-overflow vulnerability. This issue is due to a failure of the application to properly bounds-check user-supplied input.

Successfully exploiting this issue may allow arbitrary code-execution in the context of the affected utility.


Update the affected package.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 25942

File Name: freebsd_pkg_af8e3a0c500911dc8a43003048705d5a.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.12 $

Type: local

Published: 2007/08/28

Modified: 2014/09/08

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 6.8

Temporal Score: 5.9

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:ND/RL:OF/RC:C

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

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2007/08/21

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2007/08/15

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2007-4091

BID: 25336