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CVE-2006-2083 Detail


Integer overflow in the receive_xattr function in the extended attributes patch (xattr.c) for rsync before 2.6.8 might allow attackers to execute arbitrary code via crafted extended attributes that trigger a buffer overflow.

Source:  MITRE      Last Modified:  04/28/2006

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CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
CVSS v2 Base Score:
7.5 HIGH
(AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P) (legend)
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CVSS Version 2 Metrics:
Access Vector:
Network exploitable
Access Complexity:
Not required to exploit
Impact Type:
Provides user account access, Allows partial confidentiality, integrity, and availability violation; Allows unauthorized disclosure of information; Allows disruption of service

Vendor Statements (disclaimer)

Official Statement from Red Hat (08/30/2006)

Not vulnerable. This issue does not affect the versions of rsync distributed with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 2.1, 3, or 4.

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Hyperlink Resource Type Source Name External Source CONFIRM External Source GENTOO GLSA-200605-05 External Source BID 17788 External Source TRUSTIX 2006-0024 External Source VUPEN ADV-2006-1606 External Source XF rsync-xattr-overflow(26208)

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