Scientific Linux Security Update : rsync on SL6.x i386/x86_64

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 61003


The remote Scientific Linux host is missing a security update.


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.

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


Update the affected rsync package.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 61003

File Name: sl_20110329_rsync_on_SL6_x.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.1 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2012/08/01

Modified: 2012/08/01

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 5.1

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: x-cpe:/o:fermilab:scientific_linux

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

Patch Publication Date: 2011/03/29

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2011-1097