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Vulnerability Details : CVE-2003-0962

Heap-based buffer overflow in rsync before 2.5.7, when running in server mode, allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code and possibly escape the chroot jail.
Publish Date : 2003-12-15 Last Update Date : 2018-05-03
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- CVSS Scores & Vulnerability Types

CVSS Score
Confidentiality Impact Partial (There is considerable informational disclosure.)
Integrity Impact Partial (Modification of some system files or information is possible, but the attacker does not have control over what can be modified, or the scope of what the attacker can affect is limited.)
Availability Impact Partial (There is reduced performance or interruptions in resource availability.)
Access Complexity Low (Specialized access conditions or extenuating circumstances do not exist. Very little knowledge or skill is required to exploit. )
Authentication Not required (Authentication is not required to exploit the vulnerability.)
Gained Access None
Vulnerability Type(s) Execute CodeOverflow
CWE ID CWE id is not defined for this vulnerability

- Additional Vendor Supplied Data

Vendor Impact CVSS Score CVSS Vector Report Date Publish Date
Redhat critical 2003-12-04
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- Related OVAL Definitions

Title Definition Id Class Family
Heap-based buffer overflow in rsync before 2.5.7, when running in server mode, allows remote attackers to execute arbitr... oval:org.mitre.oval:def:9415 unix
RHSA-2003:399: rsync security update (Critical) oval:com.redhat.rhsa:def:20030399 unix
RHSA-2003:399: rsync security update (Critical) oval:com.redhat.rhsa:def:2003399 unix
OVAL (Open Vulnerability and Assessment Language) definitions define exactly what should be done to verify a vulnerability or a missing patch. Check out the OVAL definitions if you want to learn what you should do to verify a vulnerability.

- Products Affected By CVE-2003-0962

# Product Type Vendor Product Version Update Edition Language
1 Application Andrew Tridgell Rsync 2.3.1 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
2 Application Andrew Tridgell Rsync 2.3.2 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
3 Application Andrew Tridgell Rsync 2.4.0 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
4 Application Andrew Tridgell Rsync 2.4.1 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
5 Application Andrew Tridgell Rsync 2.4.3 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
6 Application Andrew Tridgell Rsync 2.4.4 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
7 Application Andrew Tridgell Rsync 2.4.5 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
8 Application Andrew Tridgell Rsync 2.4.6 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
9 Application Andrew Tridgell Rsync 2.4.8 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
10 Application Andrew Tridgell Rsync 2.5.0 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
11 Application Andrew Tridgell Rsync 2.5.1 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
12 Application Andrew Tridgell Rsync 2.5.2 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
13 Application Andrew Tridgell Rsync 2.5.3 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
14 Application Andrew Tridgell Rsync 2.5.4 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
15 Application Andrew Tridgell Rsync 2.5.5 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
16 Application Andrew Tridgell Rsync 2.5.6 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
17 OS Engardelinux Secure Community 1.0.1 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
18 OS Engardelinux Secure Community 2.0 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
19 OS Engardelinux Secure Linux 1.1 * Professional * Version Details Vulnerabilities
20 OS Engardelinux Secure Linux 1.2 * Professional * Version Details Vulnerabilities
21 OS Engardelinux Secure Linux 1.5 * Professional * Version Details Vulnerabilities
22 Application Redhat Rsync 2.4.6-2 * I386 * Version Details Vulnerabilities
23 Application Redhat Rsync 2.4.6-5 * I386 * Version Details Vulnerabilities
24 Application Redhat Rsync 2.4.6-5 * Ia64 * Version Details Vulnerabilities
25 Application Redhat Rsync 2.5.4-2 * I386 * Version Details Vulnerabilities
26 Application Redhat Rsync 2.5.5-1 * I386 * Version Details Vulnerabilities
27 Application Redhat Rsync 2.5.5-4 * I386 * Version Details Vulnerabilities
28 OS Slackware Slackware Linux 8.1 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
29 OS Slackware Slackware Linux 9.0 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
30 OS Slackware Slackware Linux 9.1 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
31 OS Slackware Slackware Linux Current * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities

- Number Of Affected Versions By Product

Vendor Product Vulnerable Versions
Andrew Tridgell Rsync 16
Engardelinux Secure Community 2
Engardelinux Secure Linux 3
Redhat Rsync 6
Slackware Slackware Linux 4

- References For CVE-2003-0962
OSVDB 2898
BID 9153 RSync Daemon Mode Undisclosed Remote Heap Overflow Vulnerability Release Date:2009-07-12
CERT-VN VU#325603
SGI 20031202-01-U
REDHAT RHSA-2003:398
BUGTRAQ 20031204 rsync security advisory (fwd)
BUGTRAQ 20031204 GLSA: exploitable heap overflow in rsync (200312-03)
TRUSTIX 2003-0048
BUGTRAQ 20031204 [OpenPKG-SA-2003.051] OpenPKG Security Advisory (rsync)
XF linux-rsync-heap-overflow(13899)
OVAL oval:org.mitre.oval:def:9415

- Metasploit Modules Related To CVE-2003-0962

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