rsync < 2.6.1 Traversal Arbitrary File Creation

Medium Nessus Network Monitor Plugin ID 1216


The remote host is vulnerable to a directory traversal flaw


The remote rsync server may be vulnerable to a path traversal issue.
An attacker may use this flaw to create arbitrary files hosted outside of a module directory.


Upgrade to rsync 2.6.1 or later.

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 1216

Family: Generic

Published: 2004/08/20

Updated: 2019/03/06

Nessus ID: 12230

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 5

Temporal Score: 3.7

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:U/RL:OF/RC:C

CVSS v3.0

Base Score: 5.3

Temporal Score: 4.6

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:L/A:N

Temporal Vector: CVSS:3.0/E:U/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:andrew_tridgell:rsync

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2004-0426

BID: 10247