Rsync < 2.6.3 Sanitize_path Function Module Path Escaping

Medium Nessus Network Monitor Plugin ID 1965


The remote host is vulnerable to a flaw which allows attackers to retrieve and modify sensitive files or data.


The remote host is running a rsync server, a program to synchronize files and directories structure across a network. The version running on the host may be vulnerable to a path escaping issue. An attacker may be able to write and read files in the context of the server.


Upgrade to rsync 2.6.3 or higher.

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 1965

Family: Generic

Published: 2004/08/20

Modified: 2018/07/11

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 6.4

Temporal Score: 4.7

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

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


Base Score: 6.5

Temporal Score: 5.7


Temporal Vector: CVSS3#E:U/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:andrew_tridgell:rsync

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2004-0792

BID: 10938