GLSA-201702-05 : Lsyncd: Remote execution of arbitrary code

High Nessus Plugin ID 97111


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


The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-201702-05 (Lsyncd: Remote execution of arbitrary code)

default-rsyncssh.lua in Lsyncd performed insufficient sanitising of filenames.
Impact :

An attacker, able to control files processed by Lsyncd, could possibly execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the process or cause a Denial of Service condition.
Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.


All Lsyncd users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=app-admin/lsyncd-2.1.6'

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 97111

File Name: gentoo_GLSA-201702-05.nasl

Version: $Revision: 3.1 $

Type: local

Published: 2017/02/13

Modified: 2017/02/13

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.5

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

Vulnerability Information

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

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

Patch Publication Date: 2017/02/10

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2014-8990

GLSA: 201702-05