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880174: CVE-2012-2251 rssh: bypass of rsync -e option filtering

The MITRE CVE dictionary describes this issue as:

rssh 2.3.2, as used by Debian, Fedora, and others, when the rsync protocol is enabled, allows local users to bypass intended restricted shell access via a (1) "-e" or (2) "--" command line option.

Find out more about CVE-2012-2251 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 6.5
Base Metrics AV:N/AC:L/Au:S/C:P/I:P/A:P
Access Vector Network
Access Complexity Low
Authentication Single
Confidentiality Impact Partial
Integrity Impact Partial
Availability Impact Partial

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