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Vulnerability Summary for CVE-2003-0962

Original release date: 12/15/2003
Last revised: 08/21/2010


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.


CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
CVSS v2 Base Score: 7.5 HIGH
Impact Subscore: 6.4
Exploitability Subscore: 10.0
CVSS Version 2 Metrics:
Access Vector: Network exploitable
Access Complexity: Low
Authentication: Not required to exploit
Impact Type: Provides unauthorized access, Allows partial confidentiality, integrity, and availability violation; Allows unauthorized disclosure of information; Allows disruption of service

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US-CERT Vulnerability Note: CERT-VN
Name: VU#325603
External Source: OVAL
Name: oval:org.mitre.oval:def:9415
External Source: CONECTIVA
Name: CLA-2003:794
External Source: BUGTRAQ
Name: 20031204 rsync security advisory (fwd)
Type: Advisory; Patch Information
External Source: XF
Name: linux-rsync-heap-overflow(13899)
Type: Advisory
External Source: TRUSTIX
Name: 2003-0048
External Source: SGI
Name: 20031202-01-U
External Source: BID
Name: 9153
Type: Advisory; Patch Information
External Source: REDHAT
Name: RHSA-2003:398
Type: Advisory; Patch Information
External Source: BUGTRAQ
Name: 20031204 [OpenPKG-SA-2003.051] OpenPKG Security Advisory (rsync)
External Source: MANDRAKE
Name: MDKSA-2003:111
External Source: BUGTRAQ
Name: 20031204 GLSA: exploitable heap overflow in rsync (200312-03)

References to Check Content

Identifier: oval:org.mitre.oval:def:9415
Check System: http://oval.mitre.org/XMLSchema/oval-definitions-5

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