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HistoryApr 24, 2014 - 12:00 a.m.

Ubuntu 14.04 LTS : rsync vulnerability (USN-2171-1)

2014-04-2400:00:00
Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2014-2020 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2014-2019 and is owned by Tenable, Inc. or an Affiliate thereof.
www.tenable.com
8

7.8 High

CVSS2

Access Vector

Access Complexity

Authentication

NONE

Confidentiality Impact

NONE

Integrity Impact

NONE

Availability Impact

COMPLETE

AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:C

0.047 Low

EPSS

Percentile

92.7%

Ryan Finnie discovered that the rsync daemon incorrectly handled invalid usernames. A remote attacker could use this issue to cause rsync to consume resources, resulting in a denial of service.

Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding description block directly from the Ubuntu security advisory. Tenable has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible without introducing additional issues.

#%NASL_MIN_LEVEL 70300
#
# (C) Tenable Network Security, Inc.
#
# The descriptive text and package checks in this plugin were
# extracted from Ubuntu Security Notice USN-2171-1. The text 
# itself is copyright (C) Canonical, Inc. See 
# <http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/>. Ubuntu(R) is a registered 
# trademark of Canonical, Inc.
#

include('deprecated_nasl_level.inc');
include('compat.inc');

if (description)
{
  script_id(73681);
  script_version("1.9");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"plugin_modification_date", value:"2023/10/20");

  script_cve_id("CVE-2014-2855");
  script_bugtraq_id(66929);
  script_xref(name:"USN", value:"2171-1");

  script_name(english:"Ubuntu 14.04 LTS : rsync vulnerability (USN-2171-1)");

  script_set_attribute(attribute:"synopsis", value:
"The remote Ubuntu host is missing a security update.");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"description", value:
"Ryan Finnie discovered that the rsync daemon incorrectly handled
invalid usernames. A remote attacker could use this issue to cause
rsync to consume resources, resulting in a denial of service.

Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding
description block directly from the Ubuntu security advisory. Tenable
has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible
without introducing additional issues.");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"see_also", value:"https://ubuntu.com/security/notices/USN-2171-1");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"solution", value:
"Update the affected rsync package.");
  script_set_cvss_base_vector("CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:C");
  script_set_cvss_temporal_vector("CVSS2#E:U/RL:OF/RC:C");
  script_set_cvss3_base_vector("CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:N/A:H");
  script_set_cvss3_temporal_vector("CVSS:3.0/E:U/RL:O/RC:C");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"cvss_score_source", value:"CVE-2014-2855");

  script_set_attribute(attribute:"exploitability_ease", value:"No known exploits are available");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"exploit_available", value:"false");

  script_set_attribute(attribute:"vuln_publication_date", value:"2014/04/23");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"patch_publication_date", value:"2014/04/23");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"plugin_publication_date", value:"2014/04/24");

  script_set_attribute(attribute:"plugin_type", value:"local");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"cpe", value:"p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:rsync");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"cpe", value:"cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:14.04:-:lts");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"generated_plugin", value:"current");
  script_end_attributes();

  script_category(ACT_GATHER_INFO);
  script_family(english:"Ubuntu Local Security Checks");

  script_copyright(english:"Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2014-2020 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2014-2019 and is owned by Tenable, Inc. or an Affiliate thereof.");

  script_dependencies("ssh_get_info.nasl");
  script_require_keys("Host/cpu", "Host/Ubuntu", "Host/Ubuntu/release", "Host/Debian/dpkg-l");

  exit(0);
}

include('debian_package.inc');

if ( ! get_kb_item('Host/local_checks_enabled') ) audit(AUDIT_LOCAL_CHECKS_NOT_ENABLED);
var os_release = get_kb_item('Host/Ubuntu/release');
if ( isnull(os_release) ) audit(AUDIT_OS_NOT, 'Ubuntu');
os_release = chomp(os_release);
if (! ('14.04' >< os_release)) audit(AUDIT_OS_NOT, 'Ubuntu 14.04', 'Ubuntu ' + os_release);
if ( ! get_kb_item('Host/Debian/dpkg-l') ) audit(AUDIT_PACKAGE_LIST_MISSING);

var cpu = get_kb_item('Host/cpu');
if (isnull(cpu)) audit(AUDIT_UNKNOWN_ARCH);
if ('x86_64' >!< cpu && cpu !~ "^i[3-6]86$" && 's390' >!< cpu && 'aarch64' >!< cpu) audit(AUDIT_LOCAL_CHECKS_NOT_IMPLEMENTED, 'Ubuntu', cpu);

var pkgs = [
    {'osver': '14.04', 'pkgname': 'rsync', 'pkgver': '3.1.0-2ubuntu0.1'}
];

var flag = 0;
foreach package_array ( pkgs ) {
  var osver = NULL;
  var pkgname = NULL;
  var pkgver = NULL;
  if (!empty_or_null(package_array['osver'])) osver = package_array['osver'];
  if (!empty_or_null(package_array['pkgname'])) pkgname = package_array['pkgname'];
  if (!empty_or_null(package_array['pkgver'])) pkgver = package_array['pkgver'];
  if (osver && pkgname && pkgver) {
    if (ubuntu_check(osver:osver, pkgname:pkgname, pkgver:pkgver)) flag++;
  }
}

if (flag)
{
  security_report_v4(
    port       : 0,
    severity   : SECURITY_HOLE,
    extra      : ubuntu_report_get()
  );
  exit(0);
}
else
{
  var tested = ubuntu_pkg_tests_get();
  if (tested) audit(AUDIT_PACKAGE_NOT_AFFECTED, tested);
  else audit(AUDIT_PACKAGE_NOT_INSTALLED, 'rsync');
}
VendorProductVersionCPE
canonicalubuntu_linuxrsyncp-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:rsync
canonicalubuntu_linux14.04cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:14.04:-:lts

7.8 High

CVSS2

Access Vector

Access Complexity

Authentication

NONE

Confidentiality Impact

NONE

Integrity Impact

NONE

Availability Impact

COMPLETE

AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:C

0.047 Low

EPSS

Percentile

92.7%