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Rsync Path Sanitation Vulnerability

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Release Date:  2004-08-16    Last Update:  2004-08-18    Views:  16,568

Secunia Advisory SA12294

Where:

From remote

Impact:

Exposure of system information, Exposure of sensitive information

Solution Status:

Vendor Patch

Software:

CVE Reference(s):

Description


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.

The vulnerability is caused due to an input validation error within the "sanitize_path()" function of the "util.c" file.

Successful exploitation requires that the rsync daemon isn't running chrooted.

The vulnerability affects version 2.6.2 and prior.


Solution:
A fix is available in the CVS repository and will also be included in version 2.6.3.

Further details available to Secunia VIM customers

Provided and/or discovered by:
Reported by vendor.

Original Advisory:
http://samba.org/rsync/#security_aug04

Deep Links:
Links available to Secunia VIM customers

Do you have additional information related to this advisory?

Please provide information about patches, mitigating factors, new versions, exploits, faulty patches, links, and other relevant data by posting comments to this Advisory. You can also send this information to vuln@secunia.com

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