Ubuntu 6.06 LTS / 6.10 / 7.04 : rsync vulnerability (USN-500-1)
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 28103
SynopsisThe remote Ubuntu host is missing a security-related patch.
DescriptionSebastian Krahmer discovered that rsync contained an off-by-one miscalculation when handling certain file paths. By creating a specially crafted tree of files and tricking an rsync server into processing them, a remote attacker could write a single NULL to stack memory, possibly leading to arbitrary code execution.
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SolutionUpdate the affected rsync package.