Ubuntu 9.10 / 10.04 LTS / 10.10 : rsync vulnerability (USN-1124-1)

medium Nessus Plugin ID 55084
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Synopsis

The remote Ubuntu host is missing a security-related patch.

Description

It was discovered that rsync incorrectly handled memory when certain recursion, deletion and ownership options were used. If a user were tricked into connecting to a malicious server, a remote attacker could cause a denial of service or execute arbitrary code with privileges of the user invoking the program.

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Solution

Update the affected rsync package.

See Also

https://usn.ubuntu.com/1124-1/

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 55084

File Name: ubuntu_USN-1124-1.nasl

Version: 1.9

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 6/13/2011

Updated: 9/19/2019

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information

VPR

Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.5

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 5.1

Temporal Score: 4.4

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

Temporal Vector: E:ND/RL:OF/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:rsync, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:10.04:-:lts, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:10.10, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:9.10

Required KB Items: Host/cpu, Host/Ubuntu, Host/Ubuntu/release, Host/Debian/dpkg-l

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 4/27/2011

Vulnerability Publication Date: 3/30/2011

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2011-1097

BID: 47064

USN: 1124-1