USN-1124-1: rsync vulnerability
27 April 2011
rsync could be made to crash or run programs as your login if it connected to a malicious server.
- rsync - fast remote file copy program (like rcp)
It was discovered that rsync incorrectly handled memory when certain
recursion, deletion and ownership options were used. If a user were tricked
into connecting to a malicious server, a remote attacker could cause a
denial of service or execute arbitrary code with privileges of the user
invoking the program.