Public Date:
675036: CVE-2011-1097 rsync: Incremental file-list corruption due to temporary file_extra_cnt increments

The MITRE CVE dictionary describes this issue as:

rsync 3.x before 3.0.8, when certain recursion, deletion, and ownership options are used, allows remote rsync servers to cause a denial of service (heap memory corruption and application crash) or possibly execute arbitrary code via malformed data.

Find out more about CVE-2011-1097 from the MITRE CVE dictionary dictionary and NIST NVD.

CVSS v2 metrics

NOTE: The following CVSS v2 metrics and score provided are preliminary and subject to review.

Base Score 3.6
Base Metrics AV:N/AC:H/Au:S/C:P/I:P/A:N
Access Vector Network
Access Complexity High
Authentication Single
Confidentiality Impact Partial
Integrity Impact Partial
Availability Impact None

Find out more about Red Hat support for the Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS).

Red Hat Security Errata

Platform Errata Release Date
Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 6 (rsync) RHSA-2011:0390 2011-03-28

Affected Packages State

Platform Package State
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 rsync Affected


Red Hat would like to thank Wayne Davison and Matt McCutchen for reporting this issue.