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rsync path sanitation vulnerability

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
Acertains if rsync is running

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment

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.

rsync is a software product for keeping files synched across multiple
systems. Rsync is a network-based program and typically communicates
over TCP port 873.

There is a flaw in this version of rsync which, due to an input validation
error, would permit a remote attacker to gain access to the remote system.

A possible hacker, exploiting this flaw, would need network access to the TCP port.

Successful exploitation requires that the rsync daemon is *not* running chrooted.

*** 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

Solution : Upgrade to rsync 2.6.3 or newer
Network Security Threat Level: High

Networks Security ID: 10938

Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: This script is Copyright (C) 2004 David Maciejak

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