Mandriva Linux Security Advisory : rsh (MDVSA-2008:191)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 36260


The remote Mandriva Linux host is missing one or more security updates.


A vulnerability in the rcp protocol was discovered that allows a server to instruct a client to write arbitrary files outside of the current directory, which could potentially be a security concern if a user used rcp to copy files from a malicious server (CVE-2004-0175).

This issue was originally corrected in MDKSA-2005:100, but the patch had not been applied to the development tree, so released packages after that date did not have the fix applied.

This update also corrects an issue where rexecd did not honor settings in /etc/security/limits if pam_limits was in use.


Update the affected rsh and / or rsh-server packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 36260

File Name: mandriva_MDVSA-2008-191.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.11 $

Type: local

Published: 2009/04/23

Modified: 2013/06/01

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 4.3

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:rsh, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:rsh-server, cpe:/o:mandriva:linux:2007.1, cpe:/o:mandriva:linux:2008.0, cpe:/o:mandriva:linux:2008.1

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

Patch Publication Date: 2008/09/11

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2004-0175

MDVSA: 2008:191

CWE: 22