CVE Database


Impact: Moderate
Public: 2007-11-28
Bugzilla: 407171: CVE-2007-6200 rsync excluded content access restrictions bypass via symlinks


The MITRE CVE dictionary describes this issue as:

Unspecified vulnerability in rsync before 3.0.0pre6, when running a writable rsync daemon, allows remote attackers to bypass exclude, exclude_from, and filter and read or write hidden files via (1) symlink, (2) partial-dir, (3) backup-dir, and unspecified (4) dest options.

Find out more about CVE-2007-6200 from the MITRE CVE dictionary and NIST NVD.


The Red Hat Security Response Team has rated this issue as having moderate
security impact. This flaw has been addressed in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 via RHSA-2011:0999 advisory. This flaw did not affect the version of rsync as shipped with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.
Red Hat does not intend to fix this flaw in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4.

CVSS v2 metrics

Base Score: 4.3
Base Metrics: AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:P/A:N
Access Vector: Network
Access Complexity: Medium
Authentication: None
Confidentiality Impact: None
Integrity Impact: Partial
Availability Impact: None

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Red Hat security errata

Platform Errata Release Date
Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 5 (rsync) RHSA-2011:0999 July 21, 2011

External References

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