rsync f_name() function buffer overflow

rsync-fname-bo (36072) The risk level is classified as HighHigh Risk

Description:

rsync is vulnerable to multiple stack-based buffer overflows, caused by improper bounds checking by the f_name() function. By sending an overly long directory name, a remote attacker could overflow a buffer and execute arbitrary code on the system or cause the application to crash.

*CVSS:

Base Score: 7
  Access Vector: Remote
  Access Complexity: Low
  Authentication: Not Required
  Confidentiality Impact: Partial
  Integrity Impact: Partial
  Availability Impact: Partial
 
Temporal Score: 5.2
  Exploitability: Unproven
  Remediation Level: Official-Fix
  Report Confidence: Confirmed

Consequences:

Gain Access

Remedy:

For SUSE Linux:
Refer to SUSE-SR:2007:017 for patch, upgrade, or suggested workaround information. See References.

For Ubuntu Linux (rsync):
Refer to USN-500-1 for patch, upgrade, or suggested workaround information. See References.

For Debian GNU/Linux (rsync):
Refer to DSA-1360-1 for patch, upgrade, or suggested workaround information. See References.

For Gentoo Linux:
Refer to GLSA 200709-13 for patch, upgrade, or suggested workaround information. See References.

For other distributions:
Contact your vendor for upgrade or patch information.

References:

Platforms Affected:

  • Canonical Ubuntu 6.06 LTS
  • Canonical Ubuntu 6.10
  • Canonical Ubuntu 7.04
  • Debian Debian Linux 4.0
  • Gentoo Linux
  • GNU rsync 2.6.9
  • SUSE SuSE Linux

Reported:

Aug 15, 2007

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