SUSE SLED12 / SLES12 Security Update : rsync (SUSE-SU-2016:0173-1)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 88007


The remote SUSE host is missing one or more security updates.


This update for rsync fixes two security issues and two non-security bugs.

The following vulnerabilities were fixed :

- CVE-2014-8242: Checksum collisions leading to a denial of service (bsc#900914)

- CVE-2014-9512: Malicious servers could send files outside of the transferred directory (bsc#915410)

The update package also includes non-security fixes. See advisory for details.

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


To install this SUSE Security Update use YaST online_update.
Alternatively you can run the command listed for your product :

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12-SP1 :

zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-SERVER-12-SP1-2016-113=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 :

zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-SERVER-12-2016-113=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 12-SP1 :

zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-DESKTOP-12-SP1-2016-113=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 12 :

zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-DESKTOP-12-2016-113=1

To bring your system up-to-date, use 'zypper patch'.

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 88007

File Name: suse_SU-2016-0173-1.nasl

Version: $Revision: 2.6 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2016/01/20

Modified: 2017/12/28

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 6.4

Temporal Score: 5.3

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:F/RL:OF/RC:ND

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:rsync, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:rsync-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:rsync-debugsource, cpe:/o:novell:suse_linux:12

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

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2016/01/19

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2014-8242, CVE-2014-9512

BID: 74366

OSVDB: 113375, 118290