Oracle Linux 6 : rsync (ELSA-2011-0390)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 68237


The remote Oracle Linux host is missing a security update.


From Red Hat Security Advisory 2011:0390 :

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.

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.


Update the affected rsync package.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 68237

File Name: oraclelinux_ELSA-2011-0390.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.3 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2013/07/12

Modified: 2015/12/01

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: p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:rsync, cpe:/o:oracle:linux:6

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

Patch Publication Date: 2011/03/29

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2011-1097

OSVDB: 74996

RHSA: 2011:0390