USN-600-1: rsync vulnerability
11 April 2008
A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:
- Ubuntu 7.10
- Ubuntu 7.04
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.
The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following package versions:
To update your system, please follow these instructions: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Security/Upgrades.
In general, a standard system upgrade is sufficient to effect the necessary changes.