RHEL 6 : rsync (RHSA-2011:0390)

medium Nessus Plugin ID 53204
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Synopsis

The remote Red Hat host is missing one or more security updates.

Description

An updated rsync package that fixes one security issue is now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.

The Red Hat Security Response Team has rated this update as having moderate security impact. A Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) base score, which gives a detailed severity rating, is available from the CVE link in the References section.

rsync is a program for synchronizing files over a network.

A memory corruption flaw was found in the way the rsync client processed malformed file list data. If an rsync client used the '--recursive' and '--delete' options without the '--owner' option when connecting to a malicious rsync server, the malicious server could cause rsync on the client system to crash or, possibly, execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the user running rsync.
(CVE-2011-1097)

Red Hat would like to thank Wayne Davison and Matt McCutchen for reporting this issue.

Users of rsync should upgrade to this updated package, which contains a backported patch to resolve this issue.

Solution

Update the affected rsync and / or rsync-debuginfo packages.

See Also

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/cve-2011-1097

https://access.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2011:0390

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 53204

File Name: redhat-RHSA-2011-0390.nasl

Version: 1.16

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 3/29/2011

Updated: 1/14/2021

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information

VPR

Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.5

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 5.1

Vector: AV:N/AC:H/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:rsync, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:rsync-debuginfo, cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:6, cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:6.0

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

Patch Publication Date: 3/28/2011

Vulnerability Publication Date: 3/30/2011

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2011-1097

RHSA: 2011:0390