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CESA-2004:192: rsync security update

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CESA-2004:192: rsync security update

Severity
5
CVSS
(AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:P/A:N)
Published
07/07/2004
Created
07/25/2018
Added
03/12/2010
Modified
07/04/2017

Description

An updated rsync package that fixes a directory traversal security flaw is now available.

Rsync is a program for synchronizing files over a network. Rsync before 2.6.1 does not properly sanitize paths when running a read/write daemon without using chroot. This could allow a remote attacker to write files outside of the module's "path", depending on the privileges assigned to the rsync daemon. Users not running an rsync daemon, running a read-only daemon, or running a chrooted daemon are not affected by this issue. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the name CAN-2004-0426 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(s)

  • centos-upgrade-rsync

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