Ubuntu Security Notice USN-3543-1
23rd January, 2018
A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its
- Ubuntu 17.10
- Ubuntu 16.04 LTS
- Ubuntu 14.04 LTS
Several security issues were fixed in rsync.
– fast, versatile, remote (and local) file-copying tool
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.
The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following
- Ubuntu 17.10:
- Ubuntu 16.04 LTS:
- Ubuntu 14.04 LTS:
To update your system, please follow these instructions:
In general, a standard system update will make all the necessary changes.