USN-3543-1: rsync vulnerabilities

Ubuntu Security Notice USN-3543-1

23rd January, 2018

rsync vulnerabilities

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

  • Ubuntu 17.10
  • Ubuntu 16.04 LTS
  • Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

Summary

Several security issues were fixed in rsync.

Software description

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

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 version:

Ubuntu 17.10:
rsync

3.1.2-2ubuntu0.2
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS:
rsync

3.1.1-3ubuntu1.2
Ubuntu 14.04 LTS:
rsync

3.1.0-2ubuntu0.4

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.

References

CVE-2017-16548,

CVE-2018-5764


Source From: ubuntu.com.
Original article title: USN-3543-1: rsync vulnerabilities.
This full article can be read at: USN-3543-1: rsync vulnerabilities.

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