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Vulnerability Summary for CVE-2014-2855

Original release date: 04/23/2014
Last revised: 05/23/2014


The check_secret function in authenticate.c in rsync 3.1.0 and earlier allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (infinite loop and CPU consumption) via a user name which does not exist in the secrets file.


CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
CVSS v2 Base Score: 5.0 (MEDIUM) (AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P) (legend)
Impact Subscore: 2.9
Exploitability Subscore: 10.0
CVSS Version 2 Metrics:
Access Vector: Network exploitable
Access Complexity: Low
Authentication: Not required to exploit
Impact Type: Allows disruption of service

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External Source: MLIST
Name: [oss-security] 20140415 Re: CVE Request: rsync denial of service
External Source: SUSE
Name: openSUSE-SU-2014:0595
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: https://bugzilla.samba.org/show_bug.cgi?id=10551
Type: Advisory
External Source: MLIST
Name: [oss-security] 20140414 CVE Request: rsync denial of service
External Source: FEDORA
Name: FEDORA-2014-5315
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: https://git.samba.org/?p=rsync.git;a=commit;h=0dedfbce2c1b851684ba658861fe9d620636c56a
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/rsync/+bug/1307230

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