GLSA-201605-04 : rsync: Multiple vulnerabilities

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 91377


The remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related patches.


The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-201605-04 (rsync: Multiple vulnerabilities)

Multiple vulnerabilities have been discovered in rsync. Please review the CVE identifiers referenced below for details.
Impact :

Remote attackers could write arbitrary files via symlink attacks.
Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.


All rsync users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=net-misc/rsync-3.1.2'

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 91377

File Name: gentoo_GLSA-201605-04.nasl

Version: $Revision: 2.1 $

Type: local

Published: 2016/05/31

Modified: 2016/05/31

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 6.4

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:gentoo:linux:rsync, cpe:/o:gentoo:linux

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/Gentoo/release, Host/Gentoo/qpkg-list

Patch Publication Date: 2016/05/30

Reference Information

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

GLSA: 201605-04