Mandriva Linux Security Advisory : rsync (MDVSA-2008:084)

High Nessus Plugin ID 36629


The remote Mandriva Linux host is missing a security update.


Sebastian Krahmer of SUSE discovered that rsync could overflow when handling ACLs. An attacker could construct a malicious set of files that, when processed, could lead to arbitrary code execution or a crash (CVE-2008-1720).

The updated packages have been patched to correct this issue.


Update the affected rsync package.

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 36629

File Name: mandriva_MDVSA-2008-084.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.12 $

Type: local

Published: 2009/04/23

Modified: 2014/04/15

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:mandriva:linux:rsync, cpe:/o:mandriva:linux:2007, 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: 2008/04/11

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2008-1720

MDVSA: 2008:084

CWE: 119