USN-3543-2: rsync vulnerabilities

23 January 2018

rsync vulnerabilities

A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:

  • Ubuntu 12.04 ESM

Summary

Several security issues were fixed in rsync.

Software Description

  • rsync - fast, versatile, remote (and local) file-copying tool

Details

USN-3543-1 fixed vulnerabilities in rsync. This update provides the corresponding update for Ubuntu 12.04 ESM.

Original advisory details:

It was discovered that rsync incorrectly handled certain data input. An attacker could possibly use this to cause a denial of service or execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2017-16548)

It was discovered that rsync incorrectly parsed certain arguments. An attacker could possibly use this to bypass arguments and execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2018-5764)

Update instructions

The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following package versions:

Ubuntu 12.04 ESM
rsync - 3.0.9-1ubuntu1.3

To update your system, please follow these instructions: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Security/Upgrades.

In general, a standard system update will make all the necessary changes.

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