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FS#39920 - [rsync] rsync 3.1.0 is susceptible to CVE-2014-2855 (DOS vulnerability)

Attached to Project: Arch Linux
Opened by Noel Kuntze (thermi) - Thursday, 17 April 2014, 12:01 GMT
Last edited by Jan de Groot (JGC) - Monday, 21 April 2014, 17:25 GMT
Task Type Bug Report
Category Security
Status Closed
Assigned To Pierre Schmitz (Pierre)
Architecture All
Severity Critical
Priority Normal
Reported Version
Due in Version Undecided
Due Date Undecided
Percent Complete 100%
Votes 0
Private No

Details

Description: rsync 3.1.0 is susceptible to CVE-2014-2855 (http://seclists.org/oss-sec/2014/q2/113)
and should be patched accordingly. The patch will be integrated in the 3.1.1 release of rsync.

The bug is exploitable by providing an invalid username upon authentication to the rsync server, which makes the child process loop infinitely over the credentials file.
This can be exploited to attack the server in a DOS fashion.
This task depends upon

Closed by  Jan de Groot (JGC)
Monday, 21 April 2014, 17:25 GMT
Reason for closing:  Fixed

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