SUSE SLED12 / SLES12 Security Update : rsync (SUSE-SU-2016:2151-1)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 93307


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


rsync was updated to fix one security issue.

- CVE-2014-9512: rsync allowed remote attackers to write to arbitrary files via a symlink attack on a file in the synchronization path (bsc#915410).

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-SP1-2016-1267=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 12-SP1:zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-DESKTOP-12-SP1-2016-1267=1

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

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 93307

File Name: suse_SU-2016-2151-1.nasl

Version: $Revision: 2.1 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2016/09/02

Modified: 2016/09/02

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: 2016/08/24

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2014-9512

OSVDB: 118290