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RHSA-2005-495: rsh Vulnerability Scan
Vulnerability Scan Summary
Check for the version of the rsh packages
Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Test
Updated rsh packages that fix a theoretical security issue are now
This update has been rated as having low security impact by the Red Hat
Security Response Team
The rsh package contains a set of programs that allow users to run
commands on remote machines, login to other machines, and copy files
between machines, using the rsh, rlogin, and rcp commands. All three of
these commands use rhosts-style authentication.
The rcp protocol allows a server to instruct a client to write to arbitrary
files outside of the current directory. This could potentially cause a
security issue if a user uses rcp to copy files from a malicious server.
The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has
assigned the name CVE-2004-0175 to this issue.
All users of rsh should upgrade to these updated packages, which resolve
Solution : http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2005-495.html
Threat Level: High
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