Scientific Linux Security Update : rsync on SL6.x i386/x86_64
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 61003
SynopsisThe remote Scientific Linux host is missing a security update.
DescriptionA 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.
SolutionUpdate the affected rsync package.