GLSA-200709-13 : rsync: Two buffer overflows
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 26103
SynopsisThe remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related patches.
DescriptionThe remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200709-13 (rsync: Two buffer overflows)
Sebastian Krahmer from the SUSE Security Team discovered two off-by-one errors in the function 'f_name()' in file sender.c when processing overly long directory names.
A remote attacker could entice a user to synchronize a repository containing specially crafted directories, leading to the execution of arbitrary code with the privileges of the user running the application.
There is no known workaround at this time.
SolutionAll rsync users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=net-misc/rsync-2.6.9-r3'