USN-3506-1: rsync vulnerabilities
07 December 2017
Several security issues were fixed in rsync.
- rsync - fast, versatile, remote (and local) file-copying tool
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 package versions:
In general, a standard system update will make all the necessary changes.