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Vulnerability Details : CVE-2008-1720

Buffer overflow in rsync 2.6.9 to 3.0.1, with extended attribute (xattr) support enabled, might allow remote attackers to execute arbitrary code via unknown vectors.
Publish Date : 2008-04-10 Last Update Date : 2018-10-03
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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 User
Vulnerability Type(s) Execute CodeOverflow
CWE ID 119

- Vendor Statements

Not vulnerable. This issue did not affect versions of rsync as shipped with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 2.1, 3, 4, or 5.
Source: Redhat

- Related OVAL Definitions

Title Definition Id Class Family
DSA-1545-1 rsync oval:org.mitre.oval:def:18444 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-2008-1720

# Product Type Vendor Product Version Update Edition Language
1 Application Samba Rsync 2.6.9 Version Details Vulnerabilities
2 Application Samba Rsync 2.7.0 Version Details Vulnerabilities
3 Application Samba Rsync 2.7.1 Version Details Vulnerabilities
4 Application Samba Rsync 2.7.2 Version Details Vulnerabilities
5 Application Samba Rsync 2.7.3 Version Details Vulnerabilities
6 Application Samba Rsync 2.7.4 Version Details Vulnerabilities
7 Application Samba Rsync 2.7.5 Version Details Vulnerabilities
8 Application Samba Rsync 2.7.6 Version Details Vulnerabilities
9 Application Samba Rsync 2.7.7 Version Details Vulnerabilities
10 Application Samba Rsync 2.7.8 Version Details Vulnerabilities
11 Application Samba Rsync 2.7.9 Version Details Vulnerabilities
12 Application Samba Rsync 2.8.0 Version Details Vulnerabilities
13 Application Samba Rsync 2.8.1 Version Details Vulnerabilities
14 Application Samba Rsync 2.8.2 Version Details Vulnerabilities
15 Application Samba Rsync 2.8.3 Version Details Vulnerabilities
16 Application Samba Rsync 2.8.4 Version Details Vulnerabilities
17 Application Samba Rsync 2.8.5 Version Details Vulnerabilities
18 Application Samba Rsync 2.8.6 Version Details Vulnerabilities
19 Application Samba Rsync 2.8.7 Version Details Vulnerabilities
20 Application Samba Rsync 2.8.8 Version Details Vulnerabilities
21 Application Samba Rsync 2.8.9 Version Details Vulnerabilities
22 Application Samba Rsync 2.9.0 Version Details Vulnerabilities
23 Application Samba Rsync 2.9.1 Version Details Vulnerabilities
24 Application Samba Rsync 2.9.2 Version Details Vulnerabilities
25 Application Samba Rsync 2.9.3 Version Details Vulnerabilities
26 Application Samba Rsync 2.9.4 Version Details Vulnerabilities
27 Application Samba Rsync 2.9.5 Version Details Vulnerabilities
28 Application Samba Rsync 2.9.6 Version Details Vulnerabilities
29 Application Samba Rsync 2.9.7 Version Details Vulnerabilities
30 Application Samba Rsync 2.9.8 Version Details Vulnerabilities
31 Application Samba Rsync 2.9.9 Version Details Vulnerabilities
32 Application Samba Rsync 3.0.0 Version Details Vulnerabilities
33 Application Samba Rsync 3.0.1 Version Details Vulnerabilities

- Number Of Affected Versions By Product

Vendor Product Vulnerable Versions
Samba Rsync 33

- References For CVE-2008-1720
XF rsync-xattr-bo(41766)
SECTRACK 1019835
VUPEN ADV-2008-1191
VUPEN ADV-2008-1215
BID 28726 Rsync 'xattr' Support Integer Overflow Vulnerability Release Date:2009-08-21[email protected]/msg00057.html
MLIST [rsync-announce] 20080408 Rsync 3.0.2 released w/xattr security fix (attn: 2.6.9 onward)

- Metasploit Modules Related To CVE-2008-1720

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