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MDKSA-2004:083: rsync Vulnerability Scan
Vulnerability Scan Summary
Check for the version of the rsync package
Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Test
The remote host is missing the patch for the advisory MDKSA-2004:083 (rsync).
An advisory was sent out by the rsync team regarding a security vulnerability in
all versions of rsync prior to and including 2.6.2. If rsync is running in
daemon mode, and not in a chrooted environment, it is possible for a remote
attacker to trick rsyncd into creating an absolute pathname while sanitizing it.
This vulnerability allows a remote attacker to possibly read/write to/from files
outside of the rsync directory.
The updated packages are patched to prevent this problem.
Solution : http://wwwnew.mandriva.com/security/advisories?name=MDKSA-2004:083
Threat Level: High
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