openSUSE 10 Security Update : rsync (rsync-5207)

High Nessus Plugin ID 32120


The remote openSUSE host is missing a security update.


A remotely exploitable heap overflow in rsync's xattr code has been fixed. CVE-2008-1720 has been assigned to this issue.


Update the affected rsync package.

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 32120

File Name: suse_rsync-5207.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.6 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2008/05/01

Modified: 2014/06/13

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.5

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:rsync, cpe:/o:novell:opensuse:10.3

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

Patch Publication Date: 2008/04/23

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2008-1720

CWE: 119