USN-600-1: rsync vulnerability

11 April 2008

rsync vulnerability

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

  • Ubuntu 7.10
  • Ubuntu 7.04

Software Description

  • rsync


Sebastian Krahmer discovered that rsync could overflow when handling ACLs. An attacker could construct a malicious set of files that when processed by rsync could lead to arbitrary code execution or a crash.

Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 7.10
rsync - 2.6.9-5ubuntu1.1
Ubuntu 7.04
rsync - 2.6.9-3ubuntu1.2

To update your system, please follow these instructions:

In general, a standard system upgrade is sufficient to effect the necessary changes.