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rsync path sanitation vulnerability

Information

Severity

Severity

Medium

Family

Family

Gain a shell remotely

CVSSv2 Base

CVSSv2 Base

6.4

CVSSv2 Vector

CVSSv2 Vector

AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:N

Solution Type

Solution Type

Vendor Patch

Created

Created

16 years ago

Modified

Modified

3 years ago

Summary

A vulnerability has been reported in rsync, which potentially can be exploited by malicious users to read or write arbitrary files on a vulnerable system.

Insight

Insight

An attacker, exploiting this flaw, would need network access to the TCP port. Successful exploitation requires that the rsync daemon is *not* running chrooted.

Solution

Solution

Upgrade to rsync 2.6.3 or newer.

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