Ubuntu Security Notice USN-3506-2
7th December, 2017
A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its
- Ubuntu 12.04 LTS
Several security issues were fixed in rsync.
– fast, versatile, remote (and local) file-copying tool
USN-3506-1 fixed two vulnerabilities in rsync. This update provides
the corresponding update for Ubuntu 12.04 ESM.
Original advisory details:
It was discovered that rsync proceeds with certain file metadata updates
before checking for a filename. An attacker could use this to bypass access
It was discovered that rsync does not check for fnamecmp filenames and also
does not apply the sanitize_paths protection mechanism to pathnames. An attacker
could use this to bypass access restrictions. (CVE-2017-17434)
The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following
To update your system, please follow these instructions:
In general, a standard system update will make all the necessary changes.