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Category:   Application (Generic)  >   Rsync Vendors:   Samba.org
Rsync Buffer Overflow in Extended Attribute Support Code Lets Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1019835
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1019835
CVE Reference:   CVE-2008-1720   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Apr 14 2008
Impact:   Execution of arbitrary code via network, User access via network
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): 2.6.9 - 3.0.1
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in Rsync. A remote user can execute arbitrary code on the target system.

A remote user can send specially crafted access control list data to trigger a buffer overflow in the extended attribute support code and execute arbitrary code on the target system. The code will run with the privileges of the target service.

Sebastian Krahmer reported this vulnerability.

Impact:   A remote user can execute arbitrary code on the target system.
Solution:   The vendor has issued a fixed version (3.0.2).

A patch is also available at:

http://rsync.samba.org/ftp/rsync/security/rsync-3.0.1-xattr-alloc.diff

Vendor URL:  rsync.samba.org/ (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Boundary error
Underlying OS:  Linux (Any), UNIX (Any)

Message History:   None.


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