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RHSA-2004-436: rsync Vulnerability Scan

Vulnerability Scan Summary
Check for the version of the rsync packages

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Test

An updated rsync package that fixes a path sanitizing bug is now available.

The rsync program synchronizes files over a network.

Versions of rsync up to and including version 2.6.2 contain a path
sanitization issue. This issue could allow a possible hacker to read or write
files outside of the rsync directory. This vulnerability is only
exploitable when an rsync server is enabled and is not running within a
chroot. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (
has assigned the name CVE-2004-0792 to this issue.

Users of rsync are advised to upgrade to this updated package, which
contains a backported patch and is not affected by this issue.

Solution :
Threat Level: High

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