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

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 55084


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


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.

Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding description block directly from the Ubuntu security advisory. Tenable has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible without introducing additional issues.


Update the affected rsync package.

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 55084

File Name: ubuntu_USN-1124-1.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.7 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2011/06/13

Modified: 2016/05/27

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 5.1

Temporal Score: 4.4

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#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 Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2011/04/27

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2011-1097

BID: 47064

USN: 1124-1