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Vulnerability Assessment Details

rsync heap overflow

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
Acertains if rsync is running

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment

The remote rsync server might be vulnerable to a heap
overflow.

*** Since rsync does not advertise its version number
*** and since there are little details about this flaw at
*** this time, this might be a false positive

A possible hacker may use this flaw to gain a shell on this host

Solution : Upgrade to rsync 2.5.7
Network Security Threat Level: High

Networks Security ID: 9153

Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: This script is Copyright (C) 2003-2006 Tenable Network Security

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